Österreichische UNESCO-Kommission - Nationalagentur für das Immaterielle Kulturerbe - Austrian Inventory
Lion man, Löwenmensch, carved from mammoth ivory, is 30 cm high and 6 cm in diameter. It was found in the cave of Hohlenstein-Stadel in the Valley of Lone, Baden-Wurttemberg (Germany), in 1931, recently dated to 40 000 BC making it the oldest sculpture known. It is now determined to be male. The arms bear striations carved into the ivory. It is pieced together from more than 1000 tiny pieces. Ulmer Museum. Ulm.
Grizzly bear chair, presented in 1865 to Andrew Johnson--a president peculiarly unworthy of such a rad chair, we may say in retrospect.
Alicia Bounds The Bear Girl Born in Calcutta India Bounds was originally exhibited with her mother. They were billed as Mama Bear and Bear Cub. In 1896 she was married, and had a healthy son a while later.
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collective-history: Seth Kinman sitting in a grizzly bear chair he presented to U.S. President Andrew Johnson, 1865 Seth Kinman was an early settler of Humboldt County, California, a hunter based in Fort Humboldt, a famous chair maker, and a nationally recognized entertainer. He stood over 6 ft (1.83 m) tall and was known for his hunting prowess and his brutality toward bears and Indians. Kinman claimed to have shot a total of over 800 grizzly bears, and, in a single month, over 50 elk…