23,000-year-old Venus statue unearthed in Russia has “a derriere like Kim Kardashian”

13:11 • 18.04.17



A stunning 23,000-year-old “Venus” with a “derriere” like Kim Kardashian's' has been unearthed in Russia, say scientists.


The naked Paleolithic beauty was carved from woolly mammoth tusk and shows a “fantastically delicate” prehistoric .


The rare find was made in the Bryansk region of Russia, the Daily Mail reports. 


Dr Konstantin Gavrilov, who led the expedition that discovered it, waxed lyrical comparing the figurine to Rembrandt's fulsome image of Danae from Greek mythology.


“This statuette pictures a rather portly woman, but it looks fantastically delicate, probably due to the long and thin legs,' enthused the scientist, from the Stone Age department of Moscow's Archaeology Institute.


'The figurine with slightly bended legs recalls Danae, as painted by the New Age artists.”


Others suggested a more modern icon for the two inch high ancient treasure - Kim Kardashian, The Siberian Times reported.


It appeared to depict a “cult of fertility”, said Dr Gavrilov, but then indicated this was impossible since it predated the existence of agriculture. 


The “Venus” is made from “mammoth tusk and it portrays a fat, maybe pregnant woman, with a big belly and bust,” he said. 


“Part of the bust and belly has peeled off, along a natural crack in the tusk.”

 

But the rear view remains intact from 23,000 years ago.

  Dr Konstantin Gavrilov, who led the expedition which discovered it, compared the figurine (pictured) to Rembrandt's fulsome image of Danae from Greek mythology

Most experts believe such prehistoric statuettes are 'ceremonial' and 'ritual' objects. Pictured: The archaeological site where the statue was discovered

The latest find was made among bones of mammoths, bison, and flint stones in a 23,000 year old layer at archeological site Khotylyovo-2. Pictured: Other figurines discovered in Siberia

 

 

 

 





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