Seller: biologus (226) 100%, Location: Brno, the Czech Republic, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 172239042534 Condition: No defect. The professional made cast of resin., Material: Resin, Details: Normal 0 21 Normal 0 21 I will ship worldwide, 5 days money back guarantee (excluding shipping). Profesionaly made (resin) cast replica of paleolithic figurine, scientific exact copy. Venus Height is 7 cm (2,8 inches). Multiple purchases will be shipped at once in one package. Amount here is for air mail shipping to the USA, inside the EU is lower. You can ask in advance. Overpaid shipping I return immediately after sending the parcel. from Wikipedia: color of photos are misleading The Moravany Venus The Moravany venus is 7.6 centimetres tall. The venus was discovered in the area of Moravany nad Váhom, a village near the spa resort Piestany in Slovakia. My thanks to Ondrej Žaár, an archaeologist from the Slovak Republic, for the following: It is officially dated 22 800 B.P. and belongs to the shouldered points horizon (Willendorf-Kostenkian or upper gravettian). All of the gravettian sites in the Moravany nad Váhom complex belong to Willendorf-Kostenkian. Gravettien culture (30-20 000 B.P.) in central Europe is divided into three phases: Older Pavlovian (30-27 000 B.P.) Younger (developed) Pavlovian (27-23 000 B.P.) Willendorf-Kostenkian (23-20 000 b.p.) - the venus from Moravany belongs here (22 800 B.P.) It was ploughed up in a field sometime in 1938. Later it appeared in Paris. The sculpture was finally returned to Slovakia due to the work of Zotz and Freund, and Dr J Bárta. Given that the faces of Venus figures are often depicted in a minimalist fashion or obscured in some way, it is possible that the sculpture was created without a head. The card with the venus states: Venus von Moravany Slowakei E l f e n b e i n 22 000 - 24 000 Jahre Leihgabe: Slowakische Akademie der Wissenshaften in Nitra Slovakia M a m m o t h I v o r y 22 000 - 24 000 years Loan: Slovak Academy of Sciences in Nitra Photo: Don Hitchcock 2008 Source: Display at Vienna Natural History Museum. Although it was on loan from the Slovak Academy of Sciences, it is almost certainly a high quality facsimile, since Ondrej Žaár reliably informs me that the original is kept in the National Bank in Slovak Republic. In addition, as he says, "Back in the 80's there were a lot of cast copies made for public display and for sale, and they have slightly different colors. It seems a little bit too dark to me with highlighted scraped lines on it, just like one of the cast series." Another version of the Moravany Venus, which appears markedly different to that in the Vienna Natural History Museum. It appears polished, whereas the original had many abrasions from the tools used to carve the figure. In addition, the right breast seems to have been rounded out, whereas the original had had the side of that breast flattened somewhat, presumably because of delamination of the ivory used. Photo: Roger Joussaume, CNRS This image shows that it had been left with many scratches from the modelling tools used, it was not smoothed off to a lustrous finish. Photo: Drößler (1980) It may be that the venus never had a head. It appears likely that there were never any feet shown, which is normal for venus figures. It can be seen here that the arms are not seen to be important. The left arm is missing, perhaps broken off, but the right arm is barely indicated, and is nothing like life size. Photo: Drößler (1980) The original Moravany Venus. Photo: Delporte (1979) Moravany Venus on a Slovakian postage stamp Country / Post Slovakia Date of Issue 20 October 2006 Primary theme Fine Arts (Painting) Subject Art - Venus of Moravany Width 44.5 mm Height 54.0 mm Denomination 38.00 SKK Number in set 2 (show set) Layout/Format sheet of 4 Perforations 12 by 12 Stamp issuing authority Slovak Post Printer Postal Stationery Printing House, Prague Map of the Moravany area References Barta J., 1965: Slovensko v Stradnej době Kamenné Vydavatelstvo Slovenskej Akademie Vied, Bratislava Delporte H., 1979: L'image de la femme dans l'art préhistorique, Paris, Picard. Drößler R., 1980: Kunst der Eiszeit. Von Spanien bis Siberien., Koehler u. Amelang, Leipzig. Nemergut, A., 2011: Sídlisková geografia Považia a Ponitria v staršej dobe kamennej , Disertační práce, Masarykova univerzita Filozofická fakulta Ústav archeologie a muzeologie Onoratini, G., 1978: Un nouveau type de pointe à cran Bulletin de la Société préhistorique française, 1978, tome 75, N. 11-12. pp. 522-542.