There are many figures, in many rooms, with schematic faces showing just eyes and noses. They’re often not related to each other at all.
These two female figures above and below are a thousand years apart, but have the same face and perform the same gesture.
The little beings with eyes might perhaps represent worshippers, left in the temple to ‘be there’ on behalf of some person living or dead. In one case, it is a double figure – perhaps two friends, siblings, or a couple. Perhaps people have always done this. The one on the right, below, is a lime-plaster figure, not even pottery – and another four thousand years older than the above.