The very famous "goddess" of Vicofertile (almost 20 cm high) was placed in a female tomb dated to the mid-fifth millennium BC. Interestingly, it was made using multiple manufacturing and finishing techniques. The trunk seems to have been molded, that is, by molding the clay against a wooden back; for the lower part of the legs, masses of clay were added; arms and nose are applied. The details are made with small or large removals of clay parts (hair and a triangle under the breasts), with incisions (eyes, fingers), with light grooves (clothes and ornaments?). At the end the white coloring was added. The elaborate execution contrasts with drying and cooking, carried out quickly, without respecting the time necessary to guarantee the object durability and strength.
We can therefore imagine that these last characteristics were not necessary for the statuette, destined for a burial. In various respects it is similar to Neolithic figurines from Eastern Europe: here the woman seated on a throne or stool recalls an important divine figure, referable to the regenerative forces of the Earth, while the white color on objects related to burials (white which we know to be even today the color of mourning in Eastern cultures) perhaps had the task of restoring "vitality to what death has torn away".