Madonna and child? The origin of this church teaching predated Christianity! For ancient Greeks and Semiramis (in Greek, Semiramis, in Persian 'Shamiram') was the legendary queen of king Ninus, succeeding him to the throne of Assyria.
This 8 cm high carving of a human face on mammoth ivory is years old, and was found in former Czechoslovakia. The object is the oldest portrait of a human being yet discovered. The head appears to have been fastened to a staff or baton. Date accuracy?