This jar is just one of many perplexing – and seemingly perplexed – faces that stare back at us across the gulf of time, heralds of the birth of culture, of human civilization.
But what of this one? Who is it? What does it mean?
It's hard to say for certain – even its gender: while the upturned lips, innocently imploring, suggest a child, the rotund body of the actual jar suggests a sexually mature woman.
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