The Female Form
Female sculptures. The Stone Carvings And Stony-Hearted Women. According to legends ascetics lived in their forest hermitages (ashram) in couples (mithuna).
So I can adduce web versions of the famous Indian epos Ramayana, the very touching story of female loyal love Savitri and Satyavan, the myth on the god of ascetics and his consort Sati & Shiva who lived in the Himalayas — the homeland of Yakshas, and finally the legend of Upagupta: The Buddhist Monk portraying a Mathura sculptor carving sculpture of a beautiful female ascetic.
Besides, in Indian mythology in Indian mythology occurs a very common motif of the interruption of an ascetic feat (tapas) with a sexual intercourse by a beautiful women. Venus figurines. "Venus figurines" is an umbrella term for a number of prehistoric statuettes of women portrayed with similar physical attributes from the Upper Palaeolithic, mostly found in Europe, but with finds as far east as Irkutsk Oblast, Siberia, extending their distribution to much of Eurasia, from the Pyrenees to Lake Baikal.
Most of them date to the Gravettian period, but there are a number of early examples from the Aurignacian, including the Venus of Hohle Fels, discovered in 2008, carbon dated to at least 35,000 years ago, and late examples of the Magdalenian, such as the Venus of Monruz, aged about 11,000 years. These figurines were carved from soft stone (such as steatite, calcite or limestone), bone or ivory, or formed of clay and fired. The latter are among the oldest ceramics known. In total, over a hundred such figurines are known; virtually all of modest size, between 4 cm and 25 cm in height.
They are some of the earliest works of prehistoric art. If we did Christina Hendricks in HQ, would that be too big? (20 HQ Photos. Appreciating the Female Form... Well, I thought I’d never get access to this blog again, but here I am!
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