A (belated) #InternationalWomensDay

the earliest image of the female face. A wonder of the carved in mammoth ivory over 26,000 years ago.

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For those wondering how they know it is of a woman,

Per Wikipedia the figurine was found at a burial site, the remains of which included an approximately forty-year-old woman with “remarkably similar facial characteristics. The woman was found to have deformities on the left side of her face.

Findings also included

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The Ceramic Venus of Dolni Vestonice Photographer: Petr Novák, Wikipedia

Via The Ice Age

the Cercle d’Art des Travailleurs de Plantation Congolaise

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A detail of a cacao sculpture by Jéréˆmie Mabiala. CreditLéonard Pongo, via CATPC, Lusanga, Democratic Republic of Congo

An art collective made of plantation workers in the Democratic Republic of Congo,  who harvest raw material for international companies that manufacture chocolate and palm oil, and make sculptures with cacao as a primary material.

h/t NYT

re: assassination of the Russian Ambassador to Turkey

This almost seems iconic. Like Time Magazine or Life circa post WW II.

While the violence of Aleppo, terrorism or even drones is in today’s contemporary digital culture not uncommon, the above seems more noteworthy somehow. Sure for it’s geopolitical implications but also because the violence is visited on a political class and power that is so often not visited by violence.

h/t Talking Points Memo