This is the earliest example of a female statuette, found up to now, in Malta. Found at the northern shrine outside the temple area of Skorba, it dates from the Red Skorba phase which lasted from 4400-4100 BCE. The head is broken off the main body, but its neck fits exactly on the lower part. It is made from baked clay, and it is 8 cm (3 inches) high with the head attached, and 4 cm (1.5 inches) wide at the shoulders. Other fragments of similar shaped statuettes were also found close to where this statuette was excavated.