This figurine is flat and slightly rounded. No element enables us to distinguish between the front and the back, or to determine the gender of the figure.
The outline in the shape of a violin, typical of these idols that are often referred to as “schematic”, probably represents the silhouette of a human body, seated with the legs folded but seen in projection on a flat surface, without any volume or thickness. Two small stumps cut at right angles indicate the arms, while a long, thin stalk represents the neck and supports the disc-shaped head.
Typologically, these idols can be classified as part of the Beycesultan-Kusura group (the names derive from two excavation sites located in Anatolia). Their exact meaning remains mysterious, but they are generally thought to have been related to the sphere of reproduction, and more generally to the fertility of nature, or to the beliefs in the afterlife.
Despite different opinions expressed by scholars, the Kusura-Beycesultan figurines can be dated to the Early Bronze Age, more precisely to the middle of the 3rd millennium B.C.