The statuette of the Ain Sakhri lovers is 11,000 years old.
The age of the statuette is estimated at 11,000 years. It is exhibited at the British Museum.
It shows two lovers, maybe making love, in an intense embrace. Marc Quinn, an artist, remarked that the statue , depending on the angle it is looked at, can be interpreted as a couple or a love making couple, two breasts, a vagina or a penis. I read once that homo’s claim it to represent two male lovers. Not impossible and that way everybody is satisfied.
if you would like to see more of this statuette: http://www.bbc.co.uk/ahistoryoftheworld/objects/vNEwNR8rSzGPSwSn3yeJwA
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Marc Vermeersch, De geschiedenis van de mens. Deel I, Jagers en verzamelaars. Over kunst:Boek 1, Van pan tot Homo sapiens, p. 80-81(definitie) , 198-199, 208, 221, 253, 316-317, 330. Boek 2, de maatschappij van jagers en verzamelaars, p.119-123, 134-135,185-200, 212, 244, 279, 289.