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

    This obsidian phallus from Mongolia dates back to 5,000 BCE and is almost 11" long.

    ca. 26-18,000 BCE. Carved relief Female (“Venus”). Laussel, France, related to Gravettian Upper Paleolithic culture. Limestone originally with red-ocher. Perhaps the 13 notches on the ‘horn’ or crescent she is holding represent the number of moons or the number of menstrual cycles in a year or both.

    Chauvet Cave, Bull-Vulva Venus Cave Painting, Southern France, 30,000 BP.

    Cone of Urukagina, king of Lagash, detailing his reforms againt abuse of “old days”, circa 2350 BC. Courtesy & currently located at the Louvre, France. relatant les réformes de ce prince contre les abus des jours anciens. »

    Minoan Snake Goddess from Knossos, Crete. c. 1600 BCE

    the oldest sculpture known, (40.000 BP) called Lowenfrau, the Lion Lady Venus - carved from mammoth ivory. It was found in the cave of Hohlenstein-Stadel in the Valley of Lone, Baden-Wurttemberg (Germany), in 1931, dated as Aurignacian. Este es un modelo hecho pensando en la hipótesis de que fuera una mujer.En la cueva española de Las Caldas un retrato de animal de hace14 000 años es claramente femenino. Por encima de él se ve como una cabra de montaña, debajo de ella tiene una vulva.

    Now known as "the Bäckaskog Woman", this Stone Age hunter and fisher was buried in Kiaby, Skåne at the age of 45. The funeral took place in springtime, when birch and hazel were in bloom. The Bäckaskog woman is the oldest and most famous skeleton found in Sweden. In her grave, a spear head was found, suitable for hunting and fishing, made of bone and sharp flint blades. Because of the grave goods archaeologists first thought she was a man, and she was known as "the Fisherman" for many year...

    Head of King Akhenaten. Detail. From Hermopolis. Around 1350 B.C. Kestner Museum, Hannover

    LeRoy McDermott argues that paleolithic venus figurines lose their distorted proportions and acquire representational realism if we understand that they are self-portraits created by women looking down at their own bodies. If we look down at our own bodies, breast and belly dominates the visual field, navels seem nearer the pubis, legs are foreshortened and buttocks appear elevated - all features seen in the figurines. (click through for full article)

    Semi-Translucent Calcite Venus The Venus of Tursac 25,000 YBP

    from area of present day Balochistan, 6,000-3,000 BC

    ca. 4,000 BCE. Carved Badari figurine, hippopotamus ivory. This style of naked woman, formed from wood, bone or clay, is found in burials of both Badarian men and women, the earliest identifiable culture in Predynastic Egypt. British Museum

    venuses.

    #Chauvet Cave Art -- Engraving of an Owl -- The paintings there are the oldest known, carbon-dated to approximately 33,000 years ago, almost twice the age of the Lascaux cave paintings.­­­ The dates have been a matter of dispute but a study published in 2012 supports placing the art in the Aurignacian period, approximately 32,000-30,000 BCE.

    Venus of Dolni Vestonice (26,000 BCE). Oldest ceramic work of prehistoric art ever discovered.

    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.

    The Panther Panel, 32,000-30,000 BCE, Chauvet Cave, France

    Venus (Aphrodite), Roman statue (marble) copy of Greek original, 2nd century AD (original 5th c. BC), (Museo Archeologico Nazionale, Naples).

    Kostenki Venus 23 000 - 21 000 BC

    You depict what you find most beautiful... (24,000–22,000 B.C.)