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The Trasimeno Venus


The venus from Trasimeno is a venus figure from the Paleolithic, found in Italy. It is about 3.7 inches high and carved in soapstone. It was found during excavations at Lago Trasimeno and is on display at the Museo Nazionale preistorico Etnografico Luigi Pigorini in Rome.

 Trasimeno Venus

Trasimeno Venus

(note that this image is presented upside down compared with the other images below- Don )

Purchased from Alerino Palma di Cesnola with other archaeological materials contained in a box bearing the words: 'Castelsecco' (near Arezzo). This piece bears stylistic comparisons with figurines of the Western Upper Paleolithic. This figure lends itself to a double vision (as shown, but also upside down) and is clearly associated with a phallic significance to women's representation.

- Gift of Arturo Palma di Cesnola.

Photo and text: http://www.pigorini.beniculturali.it/cacciatori-e-raccoglitori.html




Trasimeno Venus





Trasimeno Venus



Photo: Autori vari (1974)




Trasimeno Venus





Another version of the Trasimeno Venus

Chalk, 37 mm

Photo: http://www.arteencorrientes.com/analisis_venus_magdalenienses.php




References

  1. Autori vari, 1974: Popoli e civiltà dell'Italia antica, Vol. I di Antonio M. Radmilli, Roma 1974





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