Prehistoric sculpture
Sculpture is the branch of the visual arts that operates in three dimensions. It is one of the plastic arts. Durable sculptural processes originally used carving (the removal of material) and modellin...
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Venus figurines - Venus of Dolní Věstonice Movie & Slideshow (Kieran Griffith)
The Venus of Dolní Vestonice (Czech: Vestonická Venuše) is a Venus figurine, a ceramic statuette of a nude female figure dated to between 29000 and 25000 B...
Venus figurines - In Focus: Venus Figurines
Welcome to In Focus. In this series we take a closer look at particular sites, finds and objects from the world of Archaeology.
Venus figurines
Piedras vivas y silvestres - Un himno a la vida Obras de Silvio Lorenzini. Fertilidades. Entre éstas se destacan las réplicas de las Venus, prehistóricas est...
'Ain Ghazal
35°58′34″E / 31.988°N 35.976°E / 31.988; 35.976 '​Ain Ghazal is a Neolithic site located in North-Western Jordan, on the outskirts of Amman. It dates as far back as 7250 BC, a...
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Ain Sakhri lovers
The Ain Sakhri lovers figurine is a sculpture that was found in one of the Ain Sakhri caves near Bethlehem. The sculpture is considered to be 11,000 years old and to be the oldest known representation...
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Adam of Govrlevo
The Adam of Govrlevo, often referred to as the Adam of Macedonia, is a Neolithic sculpture found by archaeologist Milos Bilbija of the Skopje City Museum, where it now resides. More than 7.000 years o...
Dabous Giraffes
The Dabous Giraffes are a neolithic petroglyph by an unknown artist. Completed between 9000 BC and 5000 BC, the giraffe carvings were first documented by David Coulson in 1997 while on a photographic ...
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Idol of Pomos
The Idol of Pomos, is a prehistoric sculpture from the Cypriot village of Pomos. It dates back to the Chalcolithic period, circa the 30th century BC.The sculpture is on display in the Cyprus Archeolog...
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Lady of Vinča
The Lady of Vinča is an iconic terracotta anthropomorphic figurine of the prehistoric Vinča culture. It was excavated in 1929, at the archaeological site of Vinča-Belo Brdo, in the municipality of Gr...
Lepenski Vir sculptures
The Lepenski Vir sculptures are numerous prehistoric figurines dating from 7000 BC found intact in the Lepenski Vir archeological site in Serbia. They are occasionally referred to as "Out-of-place art...
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Lion man of the Hohlenstein Stadel
A lion-headed figure, first called the lion man (German: Löwenmensch, literally "lion human"), then the lion lady (German: Löwenfrau), is an ivory sculpture that is both the oldest known zoomo...
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Minoan Bull-leaper
The Minoan bull leaper is a bronze group of a bull and leaper in the British Museum. It is the only known largely complete three-dimensional sculpture depicting Minoan bull-leaping. Although bull leap...
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Niederstotzingen
Niederstotzingen is a small city in the district of Heidenheim in Baden-Württemberg in southern Germany. It is situated 17 km southeast of Heidenheim, and 24 km northeast of Ulm. The city c...
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Roc-aux-Sorciers
Roc-aux-Sorciers is an Upper Paleolithic rock shelter site dating to the mid-Magdalenian cultural stage, ca 14000 yBP, made famous by its relief wall carvings. The site is in the French commune of Ang...
Seated Woman of Çatalhöyük
The Seated Woman of Çatalhöyük (also Çatal Hüyük) is a baked-clay, nude female form, seated between feline-headed arm-rests. It is generally thought to depict a corpulent and fertile Mother Goddess in...
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Swimming Reindeer
The Swimming Reindeer is the name given to a 13,000 year old (Magdalenian) sculpture of two swimming reindeer conserved in the British Museum. The sculpture was made in France by carving the tip of a ...
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Venus figurines
A Venus figurine is any Upper Paleolithic statuette portraying a woman with exaggerated physical features. Most have been unearthed in Europe, but others have been found as far away as Siberia, extend...
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Venus of Lespugue
The Venus of Lespugue is a Venus figurine, a statuette of a nude female figure of the Gravettian, dated to between 26,000 and 24,000 years ago.
It was discovered in 1922 in the Rideaux cave of Les...
Vidovdanka
Vidovdanka is a Late Mesolithic anthropomorphic figurine (Cult image) made of terracotta regarded as symbol of the Vinča culture, which flourished in Prehistoric Serbia in 5500 BC. It was excavated at...
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Warrior of Hirschlanden
The Warrior of Hirschlanden is a statue of a nude ithyphallic warrior made of sandstone, the oldest known Iron Age life-size anthropomorphic statue north of the Alps. It was a production of the Hallst...
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Westray Wife
The Westray Wife (also known as the Orkney Venus) is a small Neolithic figurine, 4 centimetres (1.6 in) in height, carved from sandstone. It was discovered during an Historic Scotland dig at the...
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Giants of Monte Prama
The Giants of Mont'e Prama are ancient stone sculptures created by the Nuragic civilization of Sardinia, Italy. Fragmented into numerous pieces, they were found by accident in March 1974, in farmlan...
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Venus of Willendorf
The Venus of Willendorf, now known in academia as the Woman of Willendorf, is a 11.1-centimetre (4.4 in) high statuette of a female figure estimated to have been made between about 28,000 and 2...
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Venus of Laussel
The Venus of Laussel is a Venus figurine, a 18.11 inches high limestone bas-relief of a nude female figure, painted with red ochre. It was carved into a large block of fallen limestone in a rock shelt...
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Venus of Tan-Tan
The Venus of Tan-Tan is an alleged artifact found in Morocco. It and its contemporary, the Venus of Berekhat Ram, have been claimed as the earliest representations of the human form. Critics, notably ...
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Mal'ta Venus
The Venus figurines of Mal’ta (also: Malta) are several palaeolithic figurines of women found in Siberia, Russia.They consist most often of ivory. Delporte writes of 29 figurines altogether. They are ...
Venus of Galgenberg
The Venus of Galgenberg is a Venus figurine of the Aurignacian, dated to ca. 30,000 years ago.It was discovered in 1988 close to Stratzing, Austria, not far from the site of the Venus of Willendorf.Th...
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Venus of Brassempouy
The Venus of Brassempouy (French: la Dame de Brassempouy, meaning "Lady of Brassempouy", or Dame à la Capuche, "Lady with the Hood") is a fragmentary ivory figurine from the Upper Palaeolithic. It wa...
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