Goddess Pendant

We must jot forget the goddess pendants and figurines!!!
They are so numerous in the Neolithic.


Venus figurines
A Venus figurine is any Upper Paleolithic statuette portraying a woman, although the fewer images depicting men or figures of uncertain sex, and those in relief or engraved on rock or stones are often discussed together. Most have been unearthed in Europe, but others have been found as far away as Siberia, extending their distribution across much of Eurasia, although with many gaps, such as the Mediterranean outside Italy. Most of them date from the Gravettian period (26,000–21,000 years ago), bu…  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venus_figurines

And so I made a goddess pendant and beads.

After making the clay forms, I burned wood and then ground the ash in a dish using a rock. The dish is a Linear Pottery Culture.

The clay is light grey, but a coat of the fine ash turns it quite black.

The final baked item is beautifully colored with a matte finish. I based it on many such figurines from Europe. Not the emphasis on the hips and not the breasts.


I hand made each bead using my previously described technique (last post). Each is also colored with ash.

It looks great on my model! \o/ Now she could be a shaman or leader?

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