These sumerian statuettes, from the Temple of Abu, Tel Asmar, c. 2700 - 2600 B.C., Iraq Museum are representations of sumerian gods.
Look at those big black eyes!
And notice that not all of them have the same caracteristics
. Some are normal.
There are also strange looking creatures with no human caracteristics at all.
Now, was this only artistic expression? Why were the sumerian Gods depicted like this? Could they be extra-terrestrial beings?
I remember the first time seeing those in art history class.
Supposedly they portrayed eyes wide open because they were watching god.