Comparing Woman Of Willendorf And The Lady Of Uruk

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The Woman of Willendorf and The Mask of Warka also known as The Lady of Uruk are both ancient artistic artifacts from the BCE time period. The Woman of Willendorf dates from the prehistoric era and was located in Willendorf, Austria while The Lady of Uruk dates from the ancient near East era and was found in the area of Uruk, which is now known as modern Baghdad. The Woman of Willendorf is a small, rounded statue with exaggerated body features and an abstract head. She is sculpted from sandstone and measures a height of 4 3/8 inches. The Lady of Uruk is a life-sized white mask that appears to have been attached to a wooden head that may or may not have been placed on top of a wooden body. She is crafted from marble and measures a height of approximately 8 inches. Although they are from different eras in history and completely different locations both are figures of women and appear to may have been goddesses that held religious significance to their cultures.…show more content…
She has a curvy figure that appears to be more rounded than geometric. Her breasts and stomach have been exaggerated along with her hips and her overall body is thick giving the impression of a well-nourished figure. She lacks facial features along with a neck. Instead, there is a textured bumpy knitted like cap that covers her face. She also has small abstract arms and no feet. This gives the impression that the artist wanted viewers to focus mainly on her womanly characteristics, that potentially symbolized fertility, than be distracted by her other features. Since, The Woman of Willendorf is crafted from limestone this gives her a rough looking surface. The limestone also gives her a light tan sandy color and there are traces of red ocher paint on her chest and

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