I remember from one of my feminism classes in college that The Venus of Willendorf was thought to be a symbol of fertility, a representation of the divine feminine, or a symbol of pre-Christian Goddess-based spirituality....Her seemingly abstracted form with it's rotund belly, pendulous breasts and lack of distinguishing facial features could certainly be thought of as representative of any or all of the aforementioned.
But what if these images were NOT abstract, but realistically rendered? Venus or cretin?
"There are many interpretations of the figurines, often based on little argument or fact. Like many prehistoric artifacts, the cultural meaning of these figures may never be known. Archaeologists speculate, however, that they may be emblems of security and success, fertility icons, p 0 r n o g r a p h i c imagery, or even direct representations of a Great Goddess or Mother Goddess or various local goddesses."
~interesting that the Venus of Willendorf is carved from limestone: