Lion-Man necklace Löwenmensch Pendant Ontogenie Science Jewelry
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Lion-Man necklace Löwenmensch Pendant Ontogenie Science Jewelry
lion man pendant in bronze ontogenie science jewelry
Lion-Man necklace in sterling silver Ontogenie Science Jewelry
Photo of original Lion Man sculpture by Dagmar Hollmann

Lion-man Pendant

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The Lion-man (Löwenmensch) pendant is inspired by a figurine found in the cave Hohlenstein-Stadel in Germany. Made of mammoth ivory, the Lion-man dates to approximately 40,000 BCE making it the oldest example of figurative art. It is also the oldest known sculpture resembling an animal. It was found in a cache of other objects including jewelry, beads and animal teeth with holes drilled into them. The figurine stands 31 cm (about one foot) tall and may have been a ritual object. The people who carved this figurine were the Aurignacians, Homo sapiens who migrated from Africa to Europe and became the first modern humans (i.e., humans that look like us) on the European continent. The lion motif was probably an interpretation of the European cave lion, Panthera spelaea, which went extinct 13,000 years ago but would have roamed Europe at the time of the Aurignacians. ⁣The Lion-man can be viewed at the Museum of Ulm.

The pendant is 2.4 cm (0.94 inches) long below the loop.

The pendant is 3D printed in solid bronze, 14K gold plated brass, or sterling silver, finished with a 45 cm/18 inch long rose gold plated silver, gold plated silver chain, or silver chain to match*, and is ready for gift giving with a gift box, polishing cloth, and care instructions. 

*While a 45 cm/18 inch fits most, other chain lengths are available. At checkout, write a note indicating your preference.

Please note: the video is a computer animation designed to show all sides of the pendant and may not accurately represent the color of the metal.

For more information on the Lion-Man, check out this blog post: Paleolithic Figurative Art as Jewelry


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Norette K.
While there was a delivery

While there was a delivery delay on item (due in part to Brexit &Covid) disruptions, the item arrived in perfect condition.Looks good , well made and the link on the top of the pendant can take a larger chain if required.