Venus de Willendorf
Venus de Willendorf
Venus de Willendorf
Venus de Willendorf
Venus de Willendorf
Venus de Willendorf
Venus de Willendorf
Venus de Willendorf
Venus de Willendorf
Venus de Willendorf
Venus de Willendorf
Venus de Willendorf
Venus de Willendorf
Venus de Willendorf

Venus de Willendorf

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Mini Venus de Willendorf object in solid sterling silver.

The Venus of Willendorf was mentioned in more than one of my recent reads and with mention of her in the context of strong women, I decided to make my own.

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The Venus de Willendorf is a statuette of a human figure found in 1908 in Willendorf, an Austrain village and is believed to date back as far as 25,000 years.

She is one of many statuettes portraying women from the Paleolithic era to have been found across Europe and Asia since the discovery of the first, Venus Impudique in 1864.

With no clear evidence of what the statuettes represent, some hypothesise that with the largely proportioned breasts, hips and bellies and little attention to faces and arms the figurines are representations of fertility. Some believe they functioned as goddess figures or religious objects, portable in size and carried as one roamed from place to place and others suggest that with no evidence that these Venus statuettes represent ideals of love and beauty- as per their namesake- the name lives on and gives more insight into the people who found them than it does of her true origin in 22,000-24,000 B.C

Each mini Venus measures 17.2 mm in height, and 10mm in width. She is made to order so please allow 2 weeks before shipping. 

 

Shipping

Shipping is available within NZ and to Australia, get in touch if you’d like to request shipping elsewhere.

Pieces within NZ are shipped with overnight tracking at a flat rate of $8

Pieces to Australia are shipped with tracking for 30NZD

Care

As with all things, please take care with your ZM pieces.

Harsh soap, oils and chemicals may have an adverse reaction with your piece.
Impact and dropping may cause damage to stones.
Pieces may oxidise and tarnish over time with exposure to elements in the air or if left unworn.
You can clean your pieces using a gentle soap, warm water and a soft brush.
You can use a polishing cloth and appropriate metal-specific cleaning solutions to polish your pieces. 

Your piece will take on scratches and character as it is worn by you- embrace these as they are a part of what makes the piece yours.

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