Ancient Acheulian Figurine
A nomadic hominid tribe who predated even
the Neanderthal era has been recently carbon dated as
camping at Berekhat Ram (in the modern-day Golan Heights
region) between 232,000 and 800,000 years ago.
From scoria stone they carved the
astounding figurine which, according to the Journal of
the Israel Prehistoric Society, "...might be considered
the earliest manifestation of a work of art."
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 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
Over a thousand miles and an amazing
quarter-million years separate this piece from the famous
Willendorf Goddess find in Austria. Until the past few
decades, the Willendorf, carved of bone circa 32,000 years
ago, was held to be the earliest human crafted work of art
This discovery is a phenomenal indicator
that our worship of the divine feminine, the Blessed Mother
still venerated as
Kwan Yin today, could have extended fully 200,000 plus
years deeper into hunter-gatherer antiquity that previously
Sacred Source is proud to be the only available
source for this reproduction, which is based on drawings and photographs
from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem's Institute of Archeology, where
the original is housed. We have recreated the Goddess at twice the
original size to emphasize her shape, fecundity and power.
Hold her in your hand and join us in wonder!
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