Friday, May 15, 2009


This sculpture has almost universally been described as “Grotesque” by international media. But to anyone familiar with contemporary sculpture it's an equally familiar take on the human form and could easily be passed off as an early Barbara Hepworth, Henry Moore or Kenneth Armitage. In fact it is the earliest sculpture ever created. Recently discovered, the sculpture is carved in Mammoth tooth and is 6 cm high. It was made around 35,000 years ago, too early even for Moore.