Art in Slovakia in Prehistoric Times

Keywords: Prehistory, art, artifact, Venus


Archaeological research in the territory of today’s Slovakia has revealed rare artifacts from the oldest period in human history, from prehistory. Two unique female figures of Venus represent them. This article presents a statuette from the Paleolithic Era — the Venus of Moravany, which is made from a mammoth tusk and is an artistic expression of fertility in the matriarchy. The article also describes a gem from the Neolithic period, the Venus of Hrádok, Magna Mater, as the goddess of harvest, success, the giver of life and well-being.

Epochs of World Artistic Culture