Research Paper On Venus Of Willendorf Figurines

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The Venus of Willendorf figurines, or also know as “Woman of Willendorf”, were originally founded at a paleolithic site near Willendorf. Willendorf is a “village in lower Austria near the city of Krems.”(Mugadona). The sculptor put an emphasis on the female body parts when creating these figurines. Specifically parts that associate with being pregnant and bearing a child. With these distinguished markings it is believed to represent a fertility goddess. Many of the figures that were found are female. From this you can draw a conclusion that females were highly regarded in their culture, and that bearing a child was important. “Venus” is known as the goddess of love and beauty, since most of the statues are woman that could be a physical symbol
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