Venus of Willendorf – Paleolithic (Prehistoric) Artist unknown. Meaning: A nude female carved of stone with enlarged breasts and abdomen.Function may have been religious associated with birth and fertility. No face because no attribution to a specific goddess instead represents the larger idea of fertility
Palette of Narmer - Egypt - Early Dynastic Artist unknown Material: Stone
Ceremonial palette for eye paint depicting the conquest of Lower Egypt by Upper Egyptian ruler Narmar. Using hierarchy of scale, relief, and registers, it shows what was probably a generations-long creation of the unified Egypt as a single event.
Bison w/turned head (La Madeleine) – Paleolithic (Prehistoric)Artist unknown. Material: IvoryMeaning: Importance of animals. Example of twisted perspective. Part of the figure is shown in profile and another part frontally.
Human figure, from Ain Ghazal – Neolithic (Prehistoric) Artist unknown. Sculpture made of painted white plaster with bundled twigs in its core. Found in a settlement; possibly in ritual. Beginning of monumental sculpture at approx. 3 ½ feet. Humans are more common in the Neolithic era. Go from nomadic existence to settled communities.