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Neolithic Fertility Goddess   Origin: Anatolia   Circa: 6000BC to 4000BC  ...elbows form eye shape of idoli

Neolithic Fertility Goddess Origin: Anatolia Circa: 6000BC to 4000BC ...elbows form eye shape of idoli

Mesopotamian fertility figure, 6th millennium BCE, similar to those found in Level 1 cemetery at Tell es-Sawwan.

Mesopotamian fertility figure, 6th millennium BCE, similar to those found in Level 1 cemetery at Tell es-Sawwan.

Lotus-Headed Fertility Goddess Lajja Gauri  India, 6th century  The Metropolitan Museum of Art  “Lajja Gauri is shown in a birthing posture but does not display the swollen belly of one about to give birth, which suggests that the image is of sexual fecundity. The lotus flower in place of her head makes this association with fertility explicit. This expression of the concept of the female body as the embodiment of life-affirming forces is perhaps the most extreme in Indian iconography.

Lotus-Headed Fertility Goddess Lajja Gauri India, 6th century The Metropolitan Museum of Art “Lajja Gauri is shown in a birthing posture but does not display the swollen belly of one about to give birth, which suggests that the image is of sexual fecundity. The lotus flower in place of her head makes this association with fertility explicit. This expression of the concept of the female body as the embodiment of life-affirming forces is perhaps the most extreme in Indian iconography.

Chalcolithic Goddesses (Copper Age)  (3500 – 2300 BC)  via > etsi-ketsi.net

Chalcolithic Goddesses (Copper Age) (3500 – 2300 BC) via > etsi-ketsi.net

Kopf der Venus von Brassempouy in Frontal- und Profilansicht

Kopf der Venus von Brassempouy in Frontal- und Profilansicht

Marble female figure, Early Cycladic II, 2700–2600 BCE, Met Museum

Marble female figure, Early Cycladic II, 2700–2600 BCE, Met Museum

a figurine from MEHRGRTH, c 3000BC /// The oldest ceramic figurines in South Asia were found at Mehrgarh. They occur in all phases of the settlement and were prevalent even before pottery appears. The earliest figurines are quite simple and do not show intricate features. However, they grow in sophistication with time and by 4000 BC begin to show their characteristic hairstyles and typical prominent breasts. All the figurines up to this period were female. Male figurines appear only from…

a figurine from MEHRGRTH, c 3000BC /// The oldest ceramic figurines in South Asia were found at Mehrgarh. They occur in all phases of the settlement and were prevalent even before pottery appears. The earliest figurines are quite simple and do not show intricate features. However, they grow in sophistication with time and by 4000 BC begin to show their characteristic hairstyles and typical prominent breasts. All the figurines up to this period were female. Male figurines appear only from…

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