So be careful to guard your souls, for you saw no form when the Lord spoke to you
at Horeb on the mountain from the midst of the fire.
Do not act lawlessly and make for yourselves a carved form of any image:
the likeness of male or female
(Deut 4:15-16)

The intention of the law was that in everything they should look toward what is real.
They should not make up things which are different from reality
or misrepresent what is truly male or what is really female
Scholar Origen, Against Celsus