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Das Wiener Naturhistorische Museum ist eines der bedeutenden naturwissenschaftlichen Museen der Welt. Seine frühesten Sammlungen sind über 250 Jahre alt. Heute werden 25 Millionen Objekte wissenschaftlich betreut.

A figure often interpreted as a depiction of a mother goddess from Samarra, ca 6000 BCE (Louvre Museum)

A figure often interpreted as a depiction of a mother goddess from Samarra, ca 6000 BCE (Louvre Museum)

Venus of Petřkovice is a pre-historic Venus figurine, a mineral statuette of a nude female figure, dated to about 23,000 BCE (Gravettian industry) in Czechoslovakia.

Venus of Petřkovice is a pre-historic Venus figurine, a mineral statuette of a nude female figure, dated to about 23,000 BCE (Gravettian industry) in Czechoslovakia.

"Bird Lady" a Neolithic Egyptian ceramic, Naganda IIa Predynastic 3500-3400 BCE, Brooklyn Museum

"Bird Lady" a Neolithic Egyptian ceramic, Naganda IIa Predynastic 3500-3400 BCE, Brooklyn Museum

Venus vom Hohlen Fels is an Upper Paleolithic Venus figurine hewn from ivory of a mammoth tusk found in 2008 near Schelklingen, Germany. It is dated to between 35,000 and 40,000 years ago, belonging to the early Aurignacian, at the very beginning of the Upper Paleolithic, which is associated with the earliest presence of Cro-Magnon in Europe.

Venus vom Hohlen Fels is an Upper Paleolithic Venus figurine hewn from ivory of a mammoth tusk found in 2008 near Schelklingen, Germany. It is dated to between 35,000 and 40,000 years ago, belonging to the early Aurignacian, at the very beginning of the Upper Paleolithic, which is associated with the earliest presence of Cro-Magnon in Europe.

Venus of Willendorf is a 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.[

Venus of Willendorf is a 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.[

Vinca Idol, Vinça Culture, 4500-3500 BC (fired clay with paint)

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Venus of Galgenberg is a Venus figurine of the Aurignacian, dated to ca. 30,000 years ago. Museum of Natural History in Vienna, Austria

Venus of Galgenberg is a Venus figurine of the Aurignacian, dated to ca. 30,000 years ago. Museum of Natural History in Vienna, Austria

Figure of Isis-Aphrodite Period: Roman Period Date: 2nd century A.D. Geography: From Egypt Medium: Terracotta painted brown, black, red, and pink on white engobe

Figure of Isis-Aphrodite | Roman Period | The Met

Isis-Aphrodite is a form of the great goddess Isis that emphasizes the fertility aspects associated with Aphrodite. She was concerned with marriage and childbirth and, following very ancient pharaonic prototypes, also with rebirth

Stone Sheela-na-gig  Sheela-na-Gig  11th-13th century AD From Chloran, County Meath, Ireland  Sheela-na Gig is probably a corrupt version of the Irish meaning 'old hag of the breasts' or 'of the hunkers', referring to the figure's typical pose with bent legs. Over one hundred figures like this one have been recorded in Ireland and over forty in Britain.

Venus of Laussel is a Venus figurine, a 18.11 inches high limestone bas-relief of a nude female figure, painted with red ochre. It was carved into a large block of fallen limestone in a rock shelter (abri de Lausselfr:Abri de Cap Blanc) in the commune of Marquay, in the Dordogne department of southwestern France. The carving is associated with the Gravettian Upper Paleolithic culture (approximately 25,000 years old).

Venus of Laussel is a Venus figurine, a 18.11 inches high limestone bas-relief of a nude female figure, painted with red ochre. It was carved into a large block of fallen limestone in a rock shelter (abri de Lausselfr:Abri de Cap Blanc) in the commune of Marquay, in the Dordogne department of southwestern France. The carving is associated with the Gravettian Upper Paleolithic culture (approximately 25,000 years old).

The Venus of Monruz is an 11,000 year-old stylized pendant, 18 mm in height.

The Venus of Monruz is an 11,000 year-old stylized pendant, 18 mm in height.

Detail of the right arm and horn of the Venus of Laussel. The figure was discovered in 1911 by J. G. Lalanne, a physician. It was carved into large block of limestone in a rock shelter (abri de Laussel) at the commune of Marquay in the Dordogne department of southwestern France. It is now in the Musée d'Aquitaine in Bordeaux, France.

Detail of the right arm and horn of the Venus of Laussel. The figure was discovered in 1911 by J. G. Lalanne, a physician. It was carved into large block of limestone in a rock shelter (abri de Laussel) at the commune of Marquay in the Dordogne department of southwestern France. It is now in the Musée d'Aquitaine in Bordeaux, France.

Naturhistorisches Museum Wien - Naturhistorisches Museum

Naturhistorisches Museum Wien - Naturhistorisches Museum Wien

Das Wiener Naturhistorische Museum ist eines der bedeutenden naturwissenschaftlichen Museen der Welt. Seine frühesten Sammlungen sind über 250 Jahre alt. Heute werden 25 Millionen Objekte wissenschaftlich betreut.

Catalogue Angles-sur-l’Anglin, Le Roc-aux-Sorciers : art et parure du Magdalénien - Cave Taillebourg - Statuette féminine (?) - RMN - musée d’Archéologie nationale (MAN)

Catalogue Angles-sur-l’Anglin, Le Roc-aux-Sorciers : art et parure du Magdalénien - Cave Taillebourg - Statuette féminine (?) - RMN - musée d’Archéologie nationale (MAN)