Woman of Willendorf // Hand-painted Watercolor Pendant
First discovered by modern humans in 1908 during an excavation in Austria, the Woman of Willendorf has become one of the most recognized Paleolithic art objects. She is carved out of a small piece of stone, and is estimated to be nearly 30,000 years old. Long-held theories have called her a fertility totem, a mother goddess of a lost religion, an ideal representation of a well-nourished body in a time when the search for food was paramount. Although her original purpose is shrouded in mystery, she is a tiny window into a world we can hardly fathom.
This singular piece of wearable art contains an original watercolor illustration encased in high-quality, yellowing and scratch-resistant resin and set into a sophisticated stainless steel bezel pendant. It hangs from a delicate 18” stainless steel chain with a lobster clasp.
Setting: Stainless steel
Chain: 18” Stainless steel
Each piece of watercolor jewelry is drawn and painted by hand, and no two will ever be alike.
While stainless steel is less likely to cause a skin reaction than sterling silver or nickel-free metal alloys, everyone’s body is different, and it’s a good idea to consult a doctor before purchasing if you are prone to metal allergies.