Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette
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The Venus of Hohle Fels

janetmiles tipped me to the discovery of a new "Venus" figurine. These are paleolithic art objects -- this one is a pendant, very unusual -- depicting female bodies with large bellies and breasts. I have long been interested in these as potential relics of Pagan religions from the past.

Ivory Venus Figurine From The Swabian Jura Rewrites Prehistory

Sociological Images has a post about people's reactions to the figure, with attention to body image and sexuality.

More material on this find is welcome, if other folks have read different articles.
Tags: gender studies, history, networking, paganism, science
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