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The 1001 Nights, collated from Middle Eastern folk tales quite a while before Victorian times (first English-language edition (c. 1706–1721)), is absolutely rife with descriptions such as her breasts were like ripe pomegranates. Or look at Angkor Wat, Cambodia, 12th century, sculptures. Seems pretty clear to me that breasts are emphasized. Looks like ...


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"The very past" and "especially Victorian era" does not mix well, so it is unclear what era you are looking at. "The very past" would, in my interpretation, be something like the Venus of Willendorf and other palaeolithic sculptures emphasizing breasts. Whether that is to indicate sexual attractiveness, or fertility, or if there ...


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