A 'Venus' with a 'derriere like Kim Kardashian's' has been discovered in Russia
The naked Palaeolithic beauty was carved from woolly mammoth tusk and shows a "fantastically delicate" prehistoric woman.
The rare find was made in the Bryansk region of Russia.
Dr Konstantin Gavrilov, who led the expedition that discovered it, waxed lyrical comparing the figurine to Rembrandt's fulsome image of Danae from Greek mythology.
The naked Palaeolithic beauty was carved from woolly mammoth tusk and shows a prehistoric woman
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"This statuette pictures a rather portly woman, but it looks fantastically delicate, probably due to the long and thin legs,' enthused the scientist, from the Stone Age department of Moscow's Archeology Institute.
"The figurine with slightly bended legs recalls Danae, as painted by the New Age artists."
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Others suggested a more modern icon for the two inch high ancient treasure – Kim Kardashian, reported The Siberian Times.
The rare find was made in the Bryansk region of Russia
It appeared to depict a "cult of fertility", said Dr Gavrilov, but then indicated this was impossible since it predated the existence of agriculture.
Part of the bust and belly has peeled off, along a natural crack in the tusk
Dr Konstantin Gavrilov
The Venus is made from "mammoth tusk and it portrays a fat, maybe pregnant woman, with a big belly and bust," he said.
"Part of the bust and belly has peeled off, along a natural crack in the tusk."
But the rear view remains intact from 23,000 years ago.
The expedition that discovered it was led by Dr Konstantin Gavrilov
"The figurine was found near large limestone layers and parts of mammoth bones that were painted with a mineral sienna paint.
"Most likely, the statuette was put next to the bones on the ground rather than 'buried' like other 'Venuses'" found in Russia.
Most experts believed such prehistoric statuettes are 'ceremonial' and 'ritual' objects, he said.
Other 'Venuses' have been found in Russia, notably near Lake Baikal in Siberia, but on closer inspection some of these were, in fact, clothed.
The latest find was made among bones of mammoths, bison, and flint stones in a 23,000 year old layer at archeological site Khotylyovo-2.