This replica is based on a limestone original found at Willendorf, in Austria, on a terrace about 30 meters above the River Danubeca 28000 BC. Gaia, Earth, or Mother, Goddess figures such as this have been found throughout Europe. The earliest know fired clay objects are figures, like this one, from the area around Dolni Vestonice in the Czech Republic.
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. This replica has been handmade and has been smoke fired just as the original ceramic venuses, such as the Dolni Vestonice, would have been, giving it a variegated and unpredictable finish.
Smoke fired Terracotta
Approx 115mm tall
Variations When choosing a colour variation please be aware that, due to the firing process, the colour and mottling varies with each Venus, giving each one their own individual character. But we will select your Venus according to your preference.
Our lovely Venus number 3 is a slight second as her foot is damaged, as seen in the image. But she's still a beauty and deserves a good home. Grab her now at a bargain price.
This goddess has been handmade in a small pottery workshop in Northumberland.
Postage All items are sent using a second class postal service, if you wish to have an item sent first class please contact my for a quote. Many Thanks