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Found in the underground neolithic temple of Malta, 3300   BC

The 'sleeping Goddess' Sculpture found in the underground neolithic temple of Malta - 3300 BC

Malta.   ‘Sleeping Lady’ - clay - Hal Saflieni Hypogeum:

‘Sleeping Lady’ - clay - Hal Saflieni Hypogeum Temple, on the Isle of Malta

Olmec seated mother and child figures. Olmecs are one of the oldest civilisations and yet their realistic poses and expressions are a complete surprise. Open for more.

Olmec seated mother and child figures. Olmecs are one of the oldest civilisations and yet their realistic poses and expressions are a complete surprise.

Art néolithique - Les Musées Barbier-Mueller

Female figurine early neolithic period Catal Höyük or Hacılar - Les Musées Barbier-Mueller

Most of the Venus figures in Malta were found in or around temples, reinforcing the suggesting of an association with religious worship.

Many historians believe that this type of statue, dubbed "fat ladies", represented an ancient fertility goddess.

SELÇUKLU HEYKEL SANATI - Türk Kozmolojisi

Uncommon art from Iran. Large Seated Woman and child. 12 in stucco. Perhaps the ancient Iranic goddess Anahita or a non-Islamic decorative figure. Seljuks were Islamic-Turks and their art contains Anatolian traditions

This seated goddess is not based on any specific fertility figurine, but was inspired by plump, seated goddesses found in the neolithic settlement at Catal Huyuk, Anatolia. She is 5 inches high and is 3.8 inches at her widest point. Each figurine is individually hand made, imperfections are to be expected and no two sculptures are alike and can never be reproduced to the exact same effect. They are one of a kind and unique.

Archaeology Goddess No. 52

This seated goddess is not based on any specific fertility figurine, but was inspired by plump, seated goddesses found in the neolithic settlement at Catal Huyuk, Anatolia.

Pleine lune de feu , celle de juillet, puissante et tremblante vient échauffer nos émotions, nos convictions. Bousculante, elle démonte les circuits, les fonctionnements. C'est une Grande Déesse généreuse, terrible semblable à un volcan, une Vésuse riche...

Carved Female (“Venus”) figure holding horn with markings, from Laussel, France, ca. It's been suggested that the 13 notches on the ‘horn’ she is holding represent the number of moons/ menstrual cycles in a year.

Rare Irish Celtic ‘Matrona,’ bronze female figurine. 1st-8th century AD. A cast anthropomorphic figurine of a seated female figure with upraised arms. The right hand is carefully molded in a palm-outward warding gesture; the left is vestigial, suggesting that originally a separate item was placed in front of the left side of the body. The elliptical face is depicted with almond-shaped eyes, typical of Irish Iron Age art, and the hair is swept back from the face.

Rare Irish Celtic ‘Matrona,’ bronze female figurine. 1st-8th century AD. A cast anthropomorphic figurine of a seated female figure with upraised arms. The right hand is carefully molded in a palm-outward warding gesture; the left is vestigial, suggesting that originally a separate item was placed in front of the left side of the body. The elliptical face is depicted with almond-shaped eyes, typical of Irish Iron Age art, and the hair is swept back from the face.

Bactria-Margiana Wooden Maternity Figure - LK.014 Origin: Central Asia Circa: 2500 BC to 1500 BC

Bactria-Margiana Wooden Maternity Figure - Origin: Central Asia Circa: 2500 BC to 1500 BC

Only a few of human figures have been recovered so far. The lady is a smaller figurine. The worlds oldest stone temple, Gobekli Tepe. | Mathilda's Anthropology Blog.

The worlds oldest stone temple, Gobekli Tepe.

Only a few of human figures have been recovered so far. The lady is a smaller figurine. The worlds oldest stone temple, Gobekli Tepe.

Prehistory, Malta, Neolithic. Terracotta figurine known as the Venus of Malta. From the Temple of Hagar Qim. La Valletta, National Museum Of Archaeology

Terracotta figurine known as the Venus of Malta. From the Temple of Hagar Qim. La Valletta, National Museum Of Archaeology

Female figurines. Country of Origin: Moravia. Culture: Neolithic Place of Origin: Strelice. Material/ Size: Baked clay H=21 and 22cm. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive/ Moravian Museum, Brno

Female figurines Country of Origin: Moravia Culture: Neolithic Place of Origin: Strelice. Material/ Size: Baked clay H = 21 and Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive/ Moravian Museum, Brno

The Egtved Girl (c. 1390–1370 BC) 16–18 yrs. Facts suggest that perhaps she was more independent than we normally think of women and had some sort of personal autonomy. “It’s possible that women of the northern Bronze Age were able to make negotiations and establish friendships by themselves, and not necessarily through marriage connections,” Flemming Kaul adds.

The Egtved Girl - More from Denmark. A Bronze Age costume which was found on a girl, years old, who had been buried in a oak coffin near Egtved, Denmark. The girl died in around the year 1370 BC.

The Egtved Girl is one of the best-known figures from Danish prehistory. She was buried in an oak coffin one summer day in 1370 BC. The picture shows a womans grave from Egtved. Prehistory, Denmark, history, Bronze age.

The Egtved Girl, one of the best-known figures from Danish prehistory bronze age, was buried in an oak coffin in 1370 B. The picture shows a woman's grave from Egtved.

The oldest worked gold known found in a grave near Varna, Bulgaria. 4400BC

The Varna Necropolis (also Varna Cemetery) is a burial site in Varna, Bulgaria. Internationally considered one of the key archaeological sites in world prehistory, the oldest golden treasure in the world, dating to BC, was discovered at the site.

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