Commemorative medals from points of interest in CZ
coinage 440
 

Venus of Dolní Věstonice

 
 
 
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It has a height of 111 millimetres (4.4 in), and a width of 43 millimetres (1.7 in) at its widest point and is made of a claybody fired at a relatively low temperature (500°C - 800°C).[2] The statuette follows the general morphology of the other Venus figurines: exceptionally large breasts, belly and hips, perhaps symbols of fertility, relatively small head and little detail on the rest of the body.

The palaeolithic settlement of Dolní Věstonice in Moravia, a part of Czechoslovakia at the time organized excavation began, now located in the Czech Republic, has been under systematic archaeological research since 1924, initiated by Karel Absolon. In addition to the Venus figurine, figures of animals – bearlionmammothhorsefoxrhino and owl – and more than 2,000 balls of burnt clay have been found at Dolní Věstonice.