Lion-man Pendant on sale
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This pendant is on sale for 20% off due to the less glossy treatment of the bronze material. There are no defects, just a difference in material polish.
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 available in natural bronze, finished with a 45 cm/18 inch rose gold-plated silver anchor 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.
Click to view the original pendant: Lion-man Pendant