Stargazer figures, also referred to as the ‘Kiliya type’, are one of the earliest kinds of sculpture which aim to evoke the human form. Only few intact or near-intact figures of this kind are known to remain worldwide. The term ‘stargazer figure’ refers to the slight upwards tilt of the head resting on the figure’s slim neck. They are typically associated with the Chalcolithic period (circa 5500-2000 BC), and are one of the most highly-regarded forms of prehistoric sculpture.
To learn more about Anatolian Stargazers, visit our relevant blog post: The Stargazers of Ancient Anatolia.