!!!Venus von Willendorf

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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