- Willendorf Bronze Statue, 3 in
Venus of Willendorf Statue
Presenting to you, Gaia, Mother Earth in all her raw and fertile splendor. Great-breasted nurturer, great-bellied giver of life, she was dubbed the Venus of Willendorf by archeologists who discovered her near that locale in Austria.
Noteworthy are her impersonal, featureless face, the dynamism of her curling hair, the profoundly regal sureness of her posture.
Dated to 30,000 BCE, she is both the earliest depiction of the human form and was the first known religious image of the Mother Goddess up until the recent discovery of the Acheulian Goddess.
The proud stance of this great-breasted nurturer, one of the earliest religious images of the Mother Goddess, is a powerful reminder that there is a standard for feminine beauty other than the one set by Madison Avenue.
She Stands 2 1/4 inches tall
Natural History Museum, Vienna, c. 30,000 BCE
Cold cast bronze.