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Everhart ARHI 2100 Comparative Essay Between Woman of Willendorf and Kouros
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The Woman of Willendorf was sculpted during the Paleolithic Period somewhere between 28,000 BCE and 25,000 BCE. She was from Willendorf, Austria. The Woman of Willendorf is a tiny woman carved out of limestone. She is about 4 and a quarter inches tall and is considered to be one of the oldest sculptures to date. On the Woman of Willendorf there are many features that distinguish her from other Paleolithic female figurines. Her breasts are very large, especially in comparison to her small hands and forearms that rest on top of her breasts. Also the pubic area is emphasized by a carved triangle, this is something very uncommon compared to other female sculptures of the period. Also, most figurines have slender bodies, but this one in particular does not. Instead she has an enormous bust and a full belly. The artist of The Woman of Willendorf is unknown, but the people of the time were hunter-gatherers and made her out of simple stone tools. Kouros is a sculpture of a young male dating back to 600 BCE during the Archaic Greek Period. He is one of the first life-size Greek figures and stands at just over 6 feet tall. Kouros
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