The Venus of Polichinelle, is a Venus figurine carved in green Steatite, found at Grimaldi and measures 61 mm in length. It is dated to around 27 000 years old. It is house in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, musée d'archéologie nationale.

The Venus of Polichinelle


The pronounced buttocks and the projecting belly gave it the name Punchinello, but some see in it a woman about to give birth. Punchinello, or Polichinelle in French, is the short fat buffoon or clown in an Italian puppet show.