Tridacna shell carved with a human head and with incised winged sphinxes and lotus flowers. It served as a container for cosmetics.

Tridacna shell carved with a human head and with incised winged sphinxes and lotus flowers. It served as a container for cosmetics.

ratak-monodosico: Venus of Willendorf c. 24,000-22,000 BCE Oolitic limestone 43/8 inches (11.1 cm) high (Naturhistorisches Museum, Vienna)

ratak-monodosico: Venus of Willendorf c. 24,000-22,000 BCE Oolitic limestone 43/8 inches (11.1 cm) high (Naturhistorisches Museum, Vienna)

Wilder Mann, by Charles Fréger

Wilder Mann, by Charles Fréger

Figura de terracota de Isis / Afrodita que se remonta a la época romana 500AD de Egipto.

Figura de terracota de Isis / Afrodita que se remonta a la época romana 500AD de Egipto.

Rare tridacne shell sculpted in the shape of a bird of prey (probably an owl). Tridacne (shell). Phoenician, ca. 8th century B.C. Galerie David Ghezelbash, Paris, France

Rare tridacne shell sculpted in the shape of a bird of prey (probably an owl). Tridacne (shell). Phoenician, ca. 8th century B.C. Galerie David Ghezelbash, Paris, France

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40,000 (not 32,0000) years old: Lion Man sculpture. Photo: Thomas Stephan, © Ulmer Museum. New pieces of Ulm’s Lion Man sculpture have been discovered and it has been found to be much older than originally thought, at around 40,000 years. This makes it the world’s earliest figurative sculpture.

40,000 (not 32,0000) years old: Lion Man sculpture. Photo: Thomas Stephan, © Ulmer Museum. New pieces of Ulm’s Lion Man sculpture have been discovered and it has been found to be much older than originally thought, at around 40,000 years. This makes it the world’s earliest figurative sculpture.

Saatchi Art Artist Seyo Cizmic; Sculpture, “Harakiri” #art

Harakiri

Saatchi Art Artist Seyo Cizmic; Sculpture, “Harakiri” #art

Watch the ball travel around this shape: | 22 Optical Illusion GIFs That Will Freak You Out

Watch the ball travel around this shape: | 22 Optical Illusion GIFs That Will Freak You Out

Fertility Goddesses (24,000–22,000 B.C.)

Fertility Goddesses (24,000–22,000 B.C.)

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