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Woman from Dolni Vestonice. c.29,000- 25,000 BCE

Venus of Dolni Vestonice | 29,000-25,000 BCE

The Venus of Dolní Věstonice; 29,000 –25,000 BC

Paleolithic, 25,000-40,000 BCE Venus of Kostenki

Venus of Lespugue, ca. 24,000 - 22,000 BCE

Venus of Dolni Vestonice a ceramic statuette of a nude female figure dated to 29,000–25,000 BCE (Gravettian industry), which was found at a Paleolithic site in the Moravian basin south of Brno. This figurine, together with a few others from nearby locations, is the oldest known ceramic article in the world.

Woman holding a bison horn, from Laussel, France, ca. 25,000-20,000 BCE. Painted limestone, 1’ 6” high. This is one of the oldest known relief sculptures The Laussel woman is one of the earliest relief sculptures known.

Calcite Venus of Tursac, Gravettian culture, 25,000 bce

The Goddess Cult Venus figurines dating from 28.000 - 15.000 B.C.

✯ The Venus of Dolni Vestonice is a Venus figurine, a ceramic statuette of a nude female figure dated to 29 000 – 25 000 BP (Gravettian industry), which was found at a Paleolithic site in the Moravian basin south of Brno. This figurine, together with a few others from nearby locations, is the oldest known ceramic in the world, predating the use of fired clay to make pottery.✯

"Venus of Brassempouy," carved ivory (mammoth tusk), France, ca. 24,000-22,000 BCE.

Sacred sexuality was a common and non-hierarchical practice in the earlier Paleolithic and Neolithic cultures of the Goddess. Vulva symbols have been found dating back as far as 30,000 BCE in Dordogne, France, the same area in which the famous “Venus of Laussel” (25,000-20,000 BCE) was found carved into limestone on the outside of a cave.