Clay female figurine with a bird-shaped face and disproportionately large ears, from which hang two rows of hoop earrings. Figurines of this type copy earlier Syrian models and are predominant in the Late Cypriot II period BC).
The metaphor for 'Heavens Eyes' is very very old and might be based upon the (about) yearly meeting of our most significant planets Venus (female) and Jupiter (male). A remarkable conjunction of both would be noticed even better in a year of Halley's Comet return when a lot of people watched the comet for weeks up to several months. So the 'eyes' and the comet (also 'beardstar') became in the art of ancient cultures a metaphorical face. (without nose!). Gilbert de Jong.
Three Dutch Funnelbeakers/Twee Veluwse Klokbekers links (2500-2200 v. Chr.) en een Klokbeker uit Molenaarsgraaf rechts (2200-2100 v. Chr.). (Rem. The <<<<-shape might have an astronomical -comettail- origin. The + symbol might be related to the (almost) early conjunction and cross of our brightest and best perceptible planets Jupiter and Venus. See also my boards about metaphors and heaven's eyes and heaven's breasts)