Venus of Willendorf
Our statue is based on one found by an archaeologist in Austria, in the township of Willendorf, in 1908. She was thought to have been made 25,000 years ago. Now she lives in The Museum of Natural History, Vienna. She seems to have a symbolic nature of abundance and fertility dismissed as pornography by male misogynistic archaeologists. (Which is incomputable because she looks very like my mother!).
Her lack of facial features and other aspects make it clear that she has a symbolic and archetypal significance. It is thought that she was a portable deity and could be stuck in the ground for worship by hunter-gatherer people. She is a corpulent woman with stout hips, a voluminous belly and heavy breasts. Her comparatively big head is missing a face and feet are also completely missing. The inclined head looks to the sky and sports a complicated hairstyle made of parallel curls extending to the neck. Originally the figurine was painted thickly with red colour. Clearly this relates to the metaphysical association with menstruation.
Available in Brown, Gold or Pink (glow in the dark!).
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