Lion-Man Figurine

Creating Paintings and Figurines

Carved from mammoth ivory, this figurine combines human traits with the features of an animal, probably a cat. Although nicknamed “The Lion-Man,” some researchers think it represents a female. This motif, found on other objects from this part of Europe, may have had special meaning for humans living there.

Lion-man Figure
Lion-Man Figurine
About 35,000 years old
Hohlenstein-Stadel Cave, Germany