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The “LionMan” is the earliest known work of figurative art, reliably dated to before 40,000 BCE, this mystery piece was fashioned from a mammoth tusk,  and depicts a leonine head with a human mouth, atop a leonine body with human arms, standing erect on human legs.
Rediscovered in the Swabian Alb, south-west Germany, just two days before the outbreak of World War 2, the story of the LionMan is extraordinarily rich in so many interesting ways.