Palaeolithic Venus of Dolni Vestonice
Palaeolithic Venus of Dolni Vestonice
Palaeolithic Venus of Dolni Vestonice
Palaeolithic Venus of Dolni Vestonice
Palaeolithic Venus of Dolni Vestonice
Palaeolithic Venus of Dolni Vestonice
Palaeolithic Venus of Dolni Vestonice
Palaeolithic Venus of Dolni Vestonice
Palaeolithic Venus of Dolni Vestonice
Palaeolithic Venus of Dolni Vestonice

Palaeolithic Venus of Dolni Vestonice

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Details
This replica is based on a ceramic figurine from the Palaeolithic site of Dolni Vestonice in Moravia, Czech Republic.
The original was found at the Palaeolithic site of Dolni Vestonice in the Moravian basin south of Brno and dates from aound 29000BC-25000BC. She is amongst the oldest known ceramic in the world; found in a layer of ash on the floor of a hut alongside the figures of a bear, lion, mammoth, horse, fox, rhinoceros and owl.

Created by Mammoth hunters during the last Ice Age, these small sculptures seem to have been deliberately deposited in the landscape as some sort of sacrifice and were probably intended to ensure fertility. 

Materials

Smoke fired Terracotta

Dimensions

Approx 115mm tall


Variations
Please note each goddess is individually made and fired, they will carry the marks of the fire that gave birth to them and will vary in colour from terracotta red, through buff to black, no two are the same.

Production

This goddess has been handmade and has been smoke fired just as the Dolni Vestonice originals would have been, giving it a variegated and unpredictable finish.  

Postage
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