Left: “La Vénus impudique,” (the immodest venus) Magdalenian, Laugerie-Basse, Dordogne. Right: “La Femme au renne, Magdalenian, Laugerie-Basse, Dordogne (Photos, R. White).
1) was named La Vénus impudique (the immodest Venus) by its
discoverer and is also sometimes referred to as the Vénus de
1) was discovered a few years later
In the intervening years, another sculpted figure, much more
abstract, was discovered by Dupont (in 1867) at Trou-Magrite in
5-1, 5-3, 5-6) and a sculpted “flower bud” (Fig.
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