This replica is based on a limestone original found at Willendorf, in Austria. Discovered on a terrace about 30 meters above the River Danubeca, she dates back to 28000 BC and is one of the earliest representations of the human form. Our replica has been made to emulate not only her look, but also the comforting weight of the original, which makes her such a wonderful object to handle.
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 or prosperity. This replica has been handmade and smoke fired just as the original ceramic Venuses from the palaeolithic period, 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.
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