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It really looks a lot like a late Paleolithic or early Neolithic figure or fetish item. One might find something like this under the deepest strata of Catal Huyuk, in an ice age cave in the Pyrenees, or lurking in a collection of a Victorian explorer. I also appreciate that it is hand-hewn from stone and not Fimo. The following links will take you to collections of such figures: http://arthistory.about.com/gi/o.htm?zi=1/XJ&zTi=1&sdn=arthistory&cdn=education&tm=9&f=00&tt=14&bt=6&bts=6&zu=http%3A//www.hominids.com/donsmaps/venus.html and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%87atalh%C3%B6y%C3%BCk and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venus_figurines and http://frenchtribune.com/teneur/1213159-rare-stone-age-figures-unearthed-israeli-archeologists You get the idea.
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