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Terracotta: AN1924.260

Object: Plaque

Period: Bronze Age: Akkadian to Old Babylonian Period

Dimensions: H: 7.4cm. W: 6cm.

Region: Sumer

Find Spot: Tell Uhaimir, (HMR 570: Tell Uhaimir: "House Ruins": debris over room 4)

Description: mouldmade; baked; cream slip on pinkish-buff fabric; dark surface stain; eroded face of Humbaba above a scene of sexual intercourse a tergo: woman bending over on left supporting herself with her right hand on her right knee; left arm held into her side; man standing behind (head lost); with his right hand on her back, his left on his hip; genitals clearly shown.

Reference: Moorey (2004) 114

Follow this link to the Akkadian to Old Babylonian Periods in Babylonia Chapter of the Catalogue Part 1