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What is the characteristics of Venus of Willendorf?

The common physical characteristics of all of the Venus figures are: a thin upper torso, largely exaggerated breasts, large buttocks and thighs, a large stomach (possibly due to pregnancy), and oddly bent, short legs, that end with disproportionately small feet.

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Also question is, what is the function of Venus of Willendorf?

Parts of the body associated with fertility and childbearing have been emphasized, leading researchers to believe that the Venus of Willendorf may have been used as a fertility fetish.

Similarly, what do Venus figurines represent? Venus figurines are statuettes that depict women with exaggerated reproductive features, blank faces, and underdeveloped or incomplete limbs. They were made by hunter-gatherers between 10,000 and 50,0000 years ago and were first discovered in the late 1800s.

Keeping this in view, what does the Venus of Willendorf symbolize?

30,000 to 25,000 BC. This statue is an important icon of prehistory. Archeologists have suggested many different ways of understanding its significance for the nomadic society which made it. The first suggestion is that it was a "Venus figure" or "Goddess," used as a symbol of fertility.

What type of art is the Venus of Willendorf?

Sculpture

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