Mesopotamian Stone ritual stand depicting a divinity, 3000 B.C.
For prehistoric people, stones were magical. Funeral rituals were very important, whether to say goodbye to the deceased or to honour them, as well as other types of fertility or maternity rituals. In all rituals, food was placed on offering tables or ritual stands, and sacrifices could take place.
This item is also assimilated to a god, as they have been arranged in an almost facially anthropomorphic form with the nose strongly emphasised, two small arms as a handle and the eyes highlighted. The result is a piece of a secret and initiatory offering from prehistoric times.