Images of Women in Western Art

Prehistoric "Goddesses"


Venus of Willendorf
limestone statuette
28,000-25,000 B.C.

Venus of Laussel
rock relief
20,000-15,000 B.C.

Goddess from Catal Huyuk
terracotta statuette
c. 5800

Offering to a Priestess
Sumerian Uruk Vase
c. 3000 B.C.

Mistress of the Beasts
Phoenician ivory box lid
1500-1300 B.C.

Minoan Snake Goddess
faience statuette
c. 1600 B.C.
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