A tradition of schematic human idols, usually female, sculpted in clay or stone, is well-represented during the Neolithic Period in Anatolia. Examples have been found dating to the 7th millennium at Çatal Hüyük. Their characteristic corpulence likely had a fertility significance, which, to the early farming societies, was also connected to the fecundity of the earth.
For a white marble corpulent kneeling woman with related facial features see no. 162 in Amiet, Art of the Ancient Near East.