"Venus of Brassempouy" -- BCE -- Upper Paleolithic Era -- Fragmentary, Ivory (mammoth tusk) figurine discovered in a cave near Brassempouy, France in The earliest known realistically-fashioned image of a woman.
Paleolithic cave art in Altamira, Spain. The “Sistine chapel of Paleolithic art”. These ancient caves bear what is thought to be the earliest-known drawings and pictures in recorded history, said to date back to (as far as) years ago.
(artist unknown, Woman holding a bison horn, painted limestone, ca 25,000-20,000 BC, Paleolithic art). One of the earliest examples of Naturalistic representations of humans. Most parts of the female figure are in the correct place and proportion. However, there is an exaggeration of the breasts, abdomen, and hips. This relief sculpture proves the ability of these early artists to represent humans more naturalistically, when the subject matter required it. (Kleiner 18)(Fingesten 307)