Willendorf 'Venus' figurine - rotating 3D model (.mp4) - KS2 History/Art - Stone Age
Short .mp4 video clip showing a digital 3D model of the Willendorf 'Venus' figurine, an 11.1 cm tall prehistoric figure with distinctly feminine characteristics, that have led some to speculate that it might be related to fertility rituals. It was carved from a piece of limestone that was not native to where it was discovered by archaeologists in 1908. Currently displayed in Vienna's Natural History Museum, it is among the most famous examples of European Palaeolithic portable art. KS2 History/Prehistory & Art.

The video was digitally modelled from a sequence of 2D photos of a life-sized resin replica of the artefact, and is annotated. The Photogrammetry software used was the free demo version of Autodesk 123D Catch, so this educational resource is distributed free, and on a non-commercial basis.


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Created: Jul 28, 2016

Updated: Feb 22, 2018


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