Western Asia Minor, possibly Anatolia; Chalcolithic, 3300-2500 BC                 

Marble, pigment

H. 20cm; W. 8.3cm; D 7.1cm

With her arms cradling her breasts, this female figure was probably associated with fertility, although only its ultimate function as a grave offering is known. Its name comes from the inclination of the head, as if gazing towards the stars, although the slender ankles suggest the sculpture might have been intended to lie horizontally. 

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