Details This replica is based on an iconic ceramic figurine from the Palaeolithic site of Dolni Vestonice in Moravia, Czech Republic. The original was found nestled in a layer of ash on the floor of a hut in the Moravian basin south of Brno, and dates from around 29000BC-25000BC. She is amongst the oldest known ceramic figurines in the world, and was found alongside a number of animal sculpture including a bear, lion, mammoth, horse, fox, rhinoceros and owl. This early depiction of the human form gives us real insight in the the people who made her and the numerous other sculptures and carvings found at this rich historic site.
One of her most charming features was discovered during a scan where is was found that a child's finger print remained impressed into the clay, leaving a permanent record of the Palaeolithic people of the time.
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.
Smoke fired Terracotta
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.
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.
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