Olmec seated mother and child figures. Olmecs are one of the oldest civilisations and yet their realistic poses and expressions are a complete surprise.
Female figurine early neolithic period Catal Höyük or Hacılar - Les Musées Barbier-Mueller
Many historians believe that this type of statue, dubbed "fat ladies", represented an ancient fertility goddess.
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
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.
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.
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 - 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, 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 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.