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M0000440: Female Paleolithic figurine: Venus of Willendorf

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About this work


Photograph of a female Paleolithic figurine made of oolitic limestone tinted with red ochre from 24000-22000 BC, known as the Venus of Willendorf, as it was found in Willendorf, Austria in 1908. The figurine is held by the Naturhistorisches Museum in Vienna.



Physical description

1 photograph
glass plate negative; 12 x 16.5 cm

Terms of use

This item is fragile. Please consult the digitised version. Email to request access to the physical item By Appointment.


Catalogue data comes from a combination of entries in the original glass plate registers, metadata created when the glass plates were digitised in the early 2000s and enhancements made by the cataloguer in 2020.



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Location of original

Wellcome Library; GB.
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