“Janus”, in addition to that of “woman with pierced neck”, derives its name from the perception of two faces, one behind the other. In fact it is two female figures on a flat surface, of which one is hardly detected. The physiognomy of the face and anatomical characters are barely apparent. The presence of a hole suggests its use as a pendant (green steatite, height 6.1 cm).
This model falls outside the usual repertoire of Venuses, bearing witness to the complexity of symbolism tied to the female figure.