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Venus figures from Western Europe

venus The Venus of Hohle Fels is an Upper Paleolithic Venus figurine dated to between 35 000 and 40 000 years ago, belonging to the early Aurignacian, and is the oldest undisputed example of Upper Paleolithic art and figurative prehistoric art in general

venus The Venus of Moravany

venus The Venus of Abri Pataud, as well as the site of Abri Pataud

Craiova venus The Venus of Craiova, Romania

polichinelle The Venus of Polichinelle

monpazier The Venus of Monpazier

sireuil venus
The Venus de Sireuil was collected in 1900 in the Dordogne. It is made of translucent calcite. It was found in 1900 by M. Prat, on a road to a stone quarry, where a cartwheel which ran over it in the muddy rut where it lay unfortunately amputated the head and left hand which were not recovered. The material of the object is of amber calcite, slightly translucent, measuring 92 mm in height. Aurignacian flint was found 150 metres from the statue, in a quarry. It is estimated to be 27 000 years old.

tursac venus The Tursac Venus

Lion Lady The Lion Lady - Die Lowenfrau

ayla The Venus of Brassempouy

venus The Venus Impudique

lespugue venus The Venus of Lespugue

Savignano venus The Venus of Savignano

grimaldi venus Figurines of Balzi Rossi

lacorne venus The Femme à la Corne, or Laussel Venus. This low relief venus is from Laussel, Dordogne. 44 cm (17.5 inches) high. Musee d'Aquitane, Bordeaux. The body swells out towards the viewer from this convex block of limestone. It formed one of a set, a frieze which included other female figures and a male figure. It probably dates to 27 000 - 22 000 b.p. Although now detached, it should be classed as parietal (non portable, in place) rock art since it was originally carved on a block of 4 cubic metres (140 cubic feet), and was originally covered in red ochre. The bison's horn and the series of 13 lines on it have often been linked with the moon or menstruation. The lines may represent the thirteen days of the waxing moon and the thirteen months of the lunar year.

Galgenberg venus Fanny - The Galgenberg Venus

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