Venus von Willendorf
Venus von Willendorf (Museum of Natural History, Vienna).
Venus von Willendorf, one of the most famous archaeological finds in Austria, created around 25,000 B.C. Found on August 7, 1908 during the excavation of palaeolithic remains of a settlement at Willendorf in the Wachau region. Made of limestone, 11 cm high sculpture in the round of an obese, nude woman, face-less head with parallel rows of curls, jagged bracelets on the wrists, originally covered with a thick layer of red colour. At the same place the possibly unfinished figurine of a woman with a height of 22.5 cm, and an oval body with a height of 9 cm, both made from the tusk of a mammoth, were found ("Venus II and III").
Literature: W. Angeli, Die Venus von Willendorf, 1989.
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