Ice age art at the British Museum was crafted by ‘professional’ artists

The best art by ice-age Homo sapiens are masterpieces that took hundreds of hours to produce, says curator It’s smaller than your thumb: a little piece of mammoth ivory delicately carved into the shape of a woman’s head. But this miniature sculpture, with one wonky eye and rather elongated, slightly Modigliani-esque proportions, is the oldest […]