The image is of a small Paleolithic era carving known as the "Venus of Willindorf". What struck me is the great quantity of sociological and anthropological analysis that has been devoted to this carving's appearance.
In many cases, significance is given to the fertility aspects of the image, based on the "exaggerated" depictions of the subject's anatomy.
Why was I thinking about this at work? Because anyone who thinks that this image represents "exaggerated" anatomy has never worked in public healthcare. They've probably never even been in a downtown hospital ER waiting room in the middle of the night.
Folks, this is a portrait of the Public. And the fact that it was the norm since the Paleozoic says more about humanity than any analysis of our needs to "deify an ideal of reproductive abundance".
Hell, put a cotton shift and a pair of flip-flops on her, and she would represent a fair percentage of my call-in patients.