Comparing Venus Of Willendorf And Warka Vase

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The Similarities and Differences Between Venus of Willendorf and Warka Vase The Venus of Willendorf, or the Nude Women found in Austria, is a small female sculpture covered with red pigment and it’s about four and 1/4 inches tall, that was created from limestone by a nomadic society between 28,000–25,000 BCE in the paleolithic era. It’s one of the earliest sculptures of human figures. There are many ways one could interpret the significance of this figure because there is really no definite answer for what this figure is suppose to represent. The most common interpretation of the figure is a female that symbolizes fertility and health. The sculpture is round shaped, it has enlarged breasts with small hands laying on top of them, huge stomach, no feet, and the private…show more content…
The female figure has braided hair and it’s faceless. Due to the fact that it doesn’t have a face, emphasizes that this figure is a significant object that symbolizes fertility and it’s not really about particular person. Therefore, what matters in this statue is the depiction and symbolism of the physical body. The Warka Vase is an important, large and impressive artwork depicted based on imagery that was found in Uruk (modern Warka), Iraq is about three and 1/4 inches tall. It was carved from alabaster and created by Sumerians between 3200–3000 BCE. Indeed, the vase is “the first great work of narrative relief sculpture known,” shows a ritual festival in honor of goddess Inanna. This ancient sculpture emphasizes the wealth of goddess Inanna, symbolizes the blessings of her ruling and it implies that there would be more blessings. The vase is divided into bands knows as registers in order to form a story. Thus, all the figures in this representation are placed on a ground line and depicted in a composite view. The lowest register shows crops with a wavy line

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