Venus of Dolní Věstonice

The Venus of Dolní Věstonice (Czech: Věstonická Venuše) is a Venus figurine, a ceramic statuette of a nude female figure dated to 29,000–25,000 BCE (Gravettian industry), which was found at the Paleolithic site Dolní Věstonice. This figurine, together with a few others from nearby locations, is the oldest known ceramic article in the world. The statuette follows the general morphology of the other Venus figurines: exceptionally large breasts, belly and hips, perhaps symbols of fertility, relatively small head and little detail on the rest of the body.

Wikipedia: Venus of Dolní Věstonice
Donsmaps: The Ceramic Venus of Dolni Vestonice

27 000 ~

  • Europe
  • Gravettian
  • 11,1 cm

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Venus of Dolní Věstonice

Venus of Dolní Věstonice

The Venus of Dolní Věstonice (Czech: Věstonická Venuše) is a Venus figurine, a ceramic statuette of a nude female figure dated to 29,000–25,000 BCE (Gravettian industry), which was found at the Paleolithic site Dolní Věstonice. This figurine, together with a few others from nearby locations, is the oldest known ceramic article in the world. The statuette follows the general morphology of the other Venus figurines: exceptionally large breasts, belly and hips, perhaps symbols of fertility, relatively small head and little detail on the rest of the body.

Wikipedia: Venus of Dolní Věstonice
Donsmaps: The Ceramic Venus of Dolni Vestonice