Passo di Corvo
The Cassiopea mark and the butterfly double-symbology is found in a "terracotta" figurine (cm 6,5 x 2) recovered in Passo di Corvo (Foggia, Daunia, South-Italy) the greatest village of European Neolithic period (Tiné S., 1983).
This statuette, dated 5 300 B.C. - 5 700 B.C., represents a female figure with half-open eyes, in an altered conscience condition (contemplation, ecstasy?). The afore-mentioned symbols are under both breasts. In this statuette in hieratic attitude (Tiné S., 1983) you can observe like nostrils are marked by two small holes, one of which preserves red pigment traces (Tiné S., 1983).
An ulterior confirmation to this hypothesis can be deduced by the Cavillon Grotto's Tomb excavations, near Grimaldi (Imperia - Ligurian Riviera) where a statuette has been recovered which is characterized by an ochre filled furrow (cm 18 long) that departed from the nose till the mouth (Leroi-Gourhan A.,1970).
Professor Tiné notices butterflies and he recognizes like the statuette may represent a divinity, perhaps the Mother Goddess, or that it was consecrated to her, but he assimilates the zig-zag marks to grass snakes (non poisonous).