The Venus of Laussel




The Venus of Laussel, an 18-inch high bas-relief sculpture of a woman holding a bison horn. It was found on a sheltered wall of limestone in the Dordogne Valley in France and is more than 21,000 years old. Prehistoric religion specialists believe that the curved bison horn she is holding symbolizes both the crescent moon and the Universal Vulva, the source of all life. The horn is incised with thirteen marks, corresponding to the 13 lunar months in a year.