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Throughout history, countless creatives have found inspiration in Venus, the Roman goddess of love.

Venus of Willendorf

The Venus of Willendorf is a 4.4-inch tall carving discovered in Willendorf, Austria. It is believed to have been crafted between 30,000 and 25,000 BCE, making it one of the world’s oldest known works of art.

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c. 28,000 and 25,000 BCE

Discovered in the early 20th century, this small statuette was retroactively given this title based on the belief that it was intended as a fertility sculpture. While this hypothesis has held water for years, historians, archaeologists, and other experts in the field today still aren’t certain about its portrayal, purpose, or even origins, making this sculpture one of the most mysterious in the world.

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willendorf, austria

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