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Women in art- A virtual tour
Short Report 8

I decided to take a virtual tour of women in Ancient art. Women played a key role in history and it is very evidence in the artwork we have seen so far in class. Although I was unhappy with not being able to visit a museum in person, this assignment was still very educational and personal. I was on a mini vacation right in my own house.
The Venus of Willendorf.
My first stop was a look at the Venus of Willendorf. She is a statue of a woman about 4.3 inches tall. She was found in 1908. She is a Paleolithic figurine made from carved ivory, wood, and stone. She is the most famous of the Venus figurine during her time. At first glance you see a woman with features that are not pleasing to the eye. She has large breasts, large thighs, and a large stomach. She obviously is pregnant. She has no feet and her face is distorted. I think the face was distorted because they were symbols of fertility or mother goddess not necessary a human. Pregnant women today could defiantly relate to how she looks because most pregnant women may see themselves this way. The Venus of Willendorf was founded in lower Australia. One theory is these statues were meant to be carried. This could explain why archeologist believed where she was found was not the same place she was carved. The women during this period were just not cavewomen. They were inventors, religious leaders, and very good hunters. http://witcombe.sbc.edu/willendorf/willendorfname.html The Statuses of Mut My next stop was Egypt. It was here that I view a bronze statue of a mut. The statuses of Mut or sometimes spell Maut means mother goddess. She is a bronze statue located at the Kelsey Museum of Archeology in Michigan. The goddess of maut, author unknown was dated around 600-100BC. Her figure is very different from the one we view earlier. She is tall with a slender…...

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