Robert Graves writes in The Great Mother: " When analytical psychology speaks of the primordial image or archetype of the Great Mother, it is referring, not to any concrete image existing in space and time, but to an inward image at work in the human psyche. The symbolic expression of this psychic phenomenon is to be found in the figures of the Great Goddess represented in the myths and artistic creations of mankind."
This replica of a Stone Age Great Mother displays the second Venus torso form which is more slim, but clearly female, with the iconic yoni V shape. She is clearly a Great Mother talisman with a lovely bone colored patina & umber markings.
It is agreed among scholars that the widely distributed Great Mother Stone Age figures from Siberia to Europe all reflect a Matrilineal and Matriarchal culture. In 1963 when Robert Graves wrote The Great Mother, there were only 60 of these Stone Age Figures known to us. Of these 60 figures, 55 were female and 5 were male!! He writes: "the male figures, of youths, are atypical and poorly executed, hence it is certain that they had no significance for the cult. This fits in with the secondary character of the male godhead, who appeared only later in the history of religions and derived his divine rank from his mother, the Goddess."
This figure has tremendous power and power to spark the imagination. She can bring us fertility, a fertile imagination and inspire our own innate Female Primordial Archetype. When we access this archetype, men & women, we can assist in the new evolution slowly filtering through the human family on our dear planet earth, that is a world of Peace & Balance, which slowly comes to us from the Future. Place this Venus replica on your hearth, or altar or place of gathering to gather unto yourself, your family & loved ones, the energy of change, the energy of Love, Compassion, Nurturing & Elemental Power of Love & Harmonious Balance.
Note: Weight above is shipping weight. Actual Weight is 14 gms.