replica of the oldest Goddess figure in the world!
-Ganges Clay and resin-
Light pale pink undertones
The Oldest Human Image
Until the past few decades, the famous Willendorf Goddess, carved of bone 30,000
years ago, was held to be the earliest human-crafted work of art and veneration.
The Acheulian Goddess predates Willendorf by an amazing quarter-million years,
and may be as old as 800,000 years!
It is remarkable to note the similarities between the
Willendorf and the far older Acheulian. Both figures are distinctly female,
great-breasted with featureless head and discrete limbs. Using flint tools, the
maker of the Acheulian Goddess intentionally adapted an existing small stone,
which already had breast-like Mother Goddess features, by adding incised grooves
delineating the head and arms.
Like Willendorf, the Acheulian appears to have a groove suggestive of the sacred
vulva. This Paleolithic image offers breathtaking evidence that our worship of
the divine feminine could have extended up to 250,000 years deeper into
hunter-gatherer antiquity than previously suspected!
In the face of this discovery, 3,500 years of current
patriarchy pales to insignificance. Clearly the old, ecology-centered goddess
values have been with us for a vaster sweep of time than our recent
misadventures of war and exploitation. And now we choose to reclaim those older
This replica is based on drawings and photographs from the Hebrew University of
Jerusalem's Institute of Archeology, where the original is housed. Hold her in
your hand to feel her shape, fecundity and power.
[232,000 - 800,000 BCE]