Venus of Willendorf
Venus of Willendorf
About the original.
The Venus of Willendorf, now known in academia as the Woman of Willendorf, is an 11.1-centimeter (4.4 in) high statuette of a female figure estimated to have been made between about 28,000 and 25,000 BCE. It was found in 1908 by a workman named Johann Veran or Josef Veram during excavations conducted by archaeologists Josef Szombathy, Hugo Obermaier, and Josef Bayer at a paleolithic site near Willendorf, a village in Lower Austria near the town of Krems. It is carved from an oolitic limestone that is not local to the area and tinted with red ochre. The figurine is now in the Naturhistorisches Museum in Vienna, Austria.
Several similar statuettes and other forms of art have been discovered, and they are collectively referred to as Venus figurines, although they pre-date the mythological figure of Venus by millennia.
After a wide variety of proposed dates, following a revised analysis of the stratigraphy of its site in 1990, the figure was estimated to have been carved 24,000–22,000 BCE, but more recent estimates have pushed the date back “slightly” to between about 28,000 and 25,000 BCE.
It is believed that the figure was carved during the Paleolithic Period, also known as the “Old Stone Age”. This period of Prehistory started around 30,000 BCE.
Very little is known about its origin, method of creation, or cultural significance; however, it is one of numerous Venus figurines or representations of female figures surviving from the Paleolithic period.
The purpose of the carving is the subject of much speculation. It never had feet and does not stand on its own. Parts of the body associated with fertility and childbearing have been emphasized, leading researchers to believe Venus of Willendorf may have been used as a fertility goddess. The figure has no visible face, her head being covered with circular horizontal bands of what might be rows of plaited hair or a type of headdress.
The nickname, urging a comparison to the classical image of “Venus”, is now controversial. According to Christopher Witcombe, “the ironic identification of these figurines as ‘Venus’ pleasantly satisfying certain assumptions at the time about the primitive, about women, and about taste”. Catherine McCoid and LeRoy McDermott hypothesize that the figurines may have been created as self-portraits
She was originally nicknamed la Poire – “the pear” – due to her shape. Édouard Piette, who originated the name “Venus”, may have done so because of the emphasis on the vulva’s labia and the prominent, slightly protruding pubic area, which he refers to as “le mont de Vénus” – the mound of Venus (mons pubis). “Venus” has since come to refer to all Palaeolithic statuettes of women.
About the copy.
This is a 3D printed replica of one of the oldest known artworks in existence the Venus of Willendorf is replicated here and 3D printed from a scan of the original piece which dates back to around 28000 -25000 BCE.
It has been slightly adjusted to allow it to stand up on a stable surface but is otherwise as close to the size of the original i.e., 13cm as I can make it.
This statue has many advantages over other material replicas:
– Fast production time (3-5 days)
– Large selection of sizes.
– High quality due to high dpi printing.
– Nice price.
– Possibility to paint the statue as you wish.
We have worked hard to get a quality product that will repeat the original. This statue will be a wonderful decoration for your home or office. In addition, it can be used as a teaching aid for studying the art of the ancient world of antiquity.
Without processing, the plastic has a matte surface. On request, we can paint in one of the basic colors: Bronze, Marble, black, white, red.
After finishing all the work, the statue looks wonderful and it is hard to believe that it is a copy.
This is a 3D printed product, so there may be minor defects (rough edges, bumps, etc). I have spent months building my own machines to exact specifications for accuracy and surface quality, and I scrutinize every model very closely. I use only the highest quality filament to ensure colors are vibrant and defects are kept to an absolute minimum for both your item and my machine. Every item in my shop is test printed and checked for not only aesthetics but also the intended use. All of my items I list I personally test to ensure they meet my stringent standards. If I’m not happy with it, it doesn’t ship. You will get my very best work, which you will find is a cut above the rest!
More about this Venus of Willendorf statue is here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venus_of_Willendorf
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Made from PLA bioplastic. The statue comes in 5 options:
- Length: 7.0 Centimetres
- Width: 5.9 Centimetres
- Height: 12.7 Centimetres
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|7.0 × 5.9 × 12.7 cm
White, Gold, Black, Grey, Bronze
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