|Venus of Willendorf|
|Created||24,000 BC – 22,000 BC|
|Discovered||1908 near Willendorf, by Josef Szombathy|
|Present location||Naturhistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria|
The Venus of Willendorf, also known as the Woman of Willendorf, is an 11. Oolite ( egg stone) is a Sedimentary rock formed from Ooids spherical grains composed of concentric layers Limestone is a Sedimentary rock composed largely of the Mineral Calcite ( Calcium carbonate: CaCO3 Year 1908 ( MCMVIII) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Leap year Willendorf an der Schneebergbahn ( German for Willendorf on the Schneebergbahn) is a town in the district of Neunkirchen in Lower Austria Josef Szombathy (1853-1943 was an Austrian archaeologist, who found the Venus of Willendorf in 1908 The Naturhistorisches Museum ( en: Museum of Natural History or NHMW is a large Museum located in Vienna, Austria. Vienna ( in Wien; see also other names) is the Capital of Austria, and is also one of the nine States of Austria. Austria (Österreich ( officially the Republic of Austria (Republik Österreich 1 cm (4 3/8 inches) high statuette of a female figure. A statue is a Sculpture in the round representing a person or persons an animal or an event normally full-length as opposed to a bust, and at least close to life-size It was discovered in 1908 by archaeologist Josef Szombathy at a paleolithic site near Willendorf, a village in Lower Austria near the city of Krems. Archaeology, archeology, or archæology (from Greek grc ἀρχαιολογία archaiologia – grc ἀρχαῖος archaīos Josef Szombathy (1853-1943 was an Austrian archaeologist, who found the Venus of Willendorf in 1908 The term Paleolithic (or Palaeolithic) (from Greek παλαιός palaios, " Old " and λίθος Lithos, "stone" Aggsbach is a small wine-growing town in the Krems-Land district of Lower Austria, Austria. Lower Austria (Niederösterreich is one of the nine states or Bundesländer in Austria. Krems an der Donau is a city of 23932 inhabitants in Austria, in the federal state of Lower Austria.  It is carved from an oolitic limestone that is not local to the area, and tinted with red ochre. Oolite ( egg stone) is a Sedimentary rock formed from Ooids spherical grains composed of concentric layers Limestone is a Sedimentary rock composed largely of the Mineral Calcite ( Calcium carbonate: CaCO3 Red ochre and yellow ochre (pronounced /'əʊkə/ from the Greek ὄχρος yellow are Pigments made from naturally tinted Clay.
Since this figure's discovery and naming, several similar statuettes and other forms of art have been discovered. They are collectively referred to as Venus figurines, even though they pre-date the mythological figure of Venus by millenia, and are not thought to be representations of that goddess. Venus figurines is an Umbrella term for a number of prehistoric Statuettes of women sharing common attributes (many depicted as apparently Obese Venus was a major Roman Goddess principally associated with Love, Beauty and fertility, the equivalent of the Greek goddess
As of 1990, following a revised analysis of the stratigraphy of its site, it has been estimated to have been carved 24,000–22,000 BC. Year 1990 ( MCMXC) was a Common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar) Stratigraphy, a branch of Geology, studies rock layers and layering ( stratification)  Very little is known about its origin, method of creation, or cultural significance.
The Venus is not a realistic portrait but rather an idealization of the female figure. Her vulva, breasts, and swollen belly, are heavily pronounced, suggesting a strong connection to fertility. Fertility is the natural capability of giving life As a measure "Fertility Rate" is the number of children born per couple person or population Her tiny arms are folded over her breasts. The figure has no visible face, her head being covered with circular horizontal bands of what might be rows of plaited hair, or a type of headdress. A braid (also called plait) is a complex structure or pattern formed by intertwining three or more strands of flexible material such as textile fibers wire or human hair 
The nickname, urging a comparison of this rather rotund figurine to the classical image of "Venus," causes resistance in some modern analyses. According to Christopher Witcombe, "the ironic identification of these figurines as 'Venus' pleasantly satisfied certain assumptions at the time about the primitive, about women, and about taste". 
The purpose of the carving is subject to much speculation. The statue's feet do not allow it to stand on its own. Due to this it has been speculated that it was meant to be held, rather than simply looked at.
Catherine McCoid and LeRoy McDermott hypothesize that the figurines may have been created as self-portraits.  Other theorists believe that the head, seen from a profile view, while having no distinct facial features, appears to be looking down. The common physical characteristics of the Venus figures are: a thin upper torso, greatly exaggerated breasts, large buttocks and thighs, a large belly (possibly due to pregnancy), and oddly bent, short legs, that end with disproportionately small feet. Yet when thought of as a woman looking down at her own body, the physical features, in perspective, seem correct. Perspective (from Latin perspicere to see through in the graphic arts such as drawing is an approximate representation on a flat surface (such as paper of an image as it is perceived There are striking similarities between such figurines and a pregnant woman when perceived from above.
Venus of Willendorf is part of the collection of the Naturhistorisches Museum in Vienna. The Naturhistorisches Museum ( en: Museum of Natural History or NHMW is a large Museum located in Vienna, Austria. Vienna ( in Wien; see also other names) is the Capital of Austria, and is also one of the nine States of Austria. 
Looking down at the birth of her creation. Legs bent as she lies on her back giving birth.