Collected from Alaska before 1898, this carved head and torso of a woman was made of walrus tusk ivory. These human figures carved of ivory, bone, or wood were placed by the seal oil lamp to serve as household charms. They were believed to keep the lamp, the winter source of heat and light, in order and happy.
the oldest sculpture known, BP) called Lowenfrau, the Lion Lady Venus - carved from mammoth ivory. It was found in the cave of Hohlenstein-Stadel in the Valley of Lone, Baden-Wurttemberg (Germany), in 1931