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Venus Figurines

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Basically, Venus figurines appear to be symbolic female statuettes from the Upper Paleolithic. Several notable figurines (and other works) include:

France

Venus of Lespugue
Discovered: France
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venus_of_Lespugue

Venus of Laussel (relief)
Discovered: France
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venus_of_Laussel

Venus of Brassempouy (fragment)
Discovered: France
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venus_of_Brassempouy

Italy

Venus of Savignano
Discovered: Italy
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venus_of_Savignano

Germany

Venus of Hohle Fels
Discovered: Germany
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venus_of_Hohle_Fels

Austria

Venus of Willendorf
Discovered: Lower Austria
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venus_of_Willendorf

Czech Republic

Venus of Dolni Vestonice
Discovered: Czech Republic
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venus_of_Doln%C3%AD_V%C4%9Bstonice

Venus of Petrkovice
Discovered: Czech Republic
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venus_of_Pet%C5%99kovice

Slovakia

Venus of Moravany
Discovered: Slovakia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venus_of_Moravany

Earlier works also called Venus figurines:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venus_of_Tan-Tan
Age: about 200,000 to 500,000 BC
Discovered: Morocco

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venus_of_Berekhat_Ram
Age: about 200,000 to 300,000 BC
Discovered: Israel

Additional Sources:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venus_figurines
http://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Upper_Palaeolithic

 

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