The Venus of Willendorf was carved some 25,000 years ago. It was discovered on the banks of the Danube River, in Austria
Her vulva, breasts, and swollen belly are very pronounced, suggesting a strong connection to fertility or pregnancy. Her tiny arms are folded over her breasts, and she has no visible face, her head being covered with circular horizontal bands of what might be rows of plaited hair or a kind of headdress.
The statue’s feet don’t allow it to stand on its own. Due to this it has been speculated that it was meant to be held, rather than simply looked at. The purpose of the carving is subject to much speculation.
All paint decorations are made replicating methods used by potters of the particular period.
Measurements: The figurine:13cm h.
The figurine is installed on a black wooden base 6,5×6,5×8 cm h.
Each figurine is individually hand made, imperfections are to be expected and no two sculptures are alike and can never be reproduced to the exact same effect. They are one of a kind and unique.
Shipped in presentation gift box.
Handmade in Kastoria.