Analysis: The Venus Of Willendorf

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I am writing about The Woman of Willendorf from the Paleolithic Period. This female figurine was named “Venus of Willendorf” by a archeologist in 1908. The statue was carved from limestone and was colored with red orche. The sculptor is 4 and 3/8 inches in height but seems much larger due to it’s rounded forms. This statue is an important icon of prehistory. Archeologists have suggested different ways of understanding the sifginicance from which it was made. One of the first suggestions is that it was a “Venus figure” or “Goddess” used as a symbol of fertility. The statue has an enlarged stomach and breasts, the pubic area is emphasized probably serving as a symbol of procreation. The second suggestion is that the sculpute may have been

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