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We have some stunning life size sculptures within our gallery.  The most common subjects of these life size statues are the Greek and Roman gods and goddesses including Cupid, Hercules, Hebe, Mercury, Neptune, and Venus. Of course, Venus remains one of the most popular choices and Statue.com is proud to offer numerous styles including piped fountain varieties.

Four Seasons Life-Size Set of Four Statues with Base

Four Seasons Life-Size Set of Four Statues with Base

Other life size statues are actual replicas of famous sculptures like Michelangelo’s David, Rodin’s Eternal Spring, Botticelli’s Birth of Venus, and Canova’s Three Graces. Works such as The Bather, the Four Seasons, and the more contemporary female are also very popular. Many of these pieces are actually internally piped and functional fountains. Aside from Venus, mermaids and nudes are very popular for adding a little splash around one’s pool.

Fishing For Trouble Bear Statue 60

Fishing For Trouble Bear Statue 60″ High

In addition to classical pieces we also offer an array of life size sculptures of animals, children, and athletes. Truly, a sculpture to fit any taste or need.

Be sure to  head on over to our website to view our fine gallery of sculptures, fountains and garden accessories. If you have something in mind but cannot find it on the website, feel free to contact us. Our excellent products coupled with our outstanding customer service ensures Statue.com is the best business for statuary and other fine goods.

Reach us by phone Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (CT) 618-692-1121 or Toll-Free at 877-675-2634.

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Send mail to us at: Statue.com, Inc., 100 N. Main St. Edwardsville, IL 62025.

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Venus of Willendorf

One of the most famous early images of a human is the “Venus of Willendorf” found in 1908 by archaeologist Josef Szombathy in an Aurignacian loess deposit in a terrace above the Danube River near the town of Willendorf Austria.  The statuette is carved from oolitic limestone not local to the area found and tinted with red ochre.  It is presumed to be carved elsewhere using flint tools. 

Originally thought to date from approximately 15,000 to 10,000 BC, a revised analysis done in 1990 estimates the carving to date from 24,000 to 22,000 BC.  It stands at just over 4 1/2 inches and seem to be meant to hold in one’s hand since she is lacking feet to stand upright. 

Taking the name “Venus” causes resistance in some modern analyses.    Many similar female statuette and images are collectively referred to as “Venus” figures although they pre-date the mythological figure of the goddess Venus by millennia.  This idealization of the female figure has traits of fatness and fertility that may have been highly desirable in the harsh ice-age environment in which the person who made this statue lived. 

It has been suggested that she was carved as a fertility idol due to the exaggerated breasts and genital areas.  She may also have been an early portrayal of “Mother Earth” and prominent female deity.  Unlike today, women in the Paleolithic society must have played a more dominant role.  The figurines and images of women are outnumber those of men supporting this theory.

Do you have any thoughts regarding this wonderful sculptural representation of our early cultural heritage?  Please send us your comments.  We would love to hear from you!