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Terracotta: AN1924.255

Object: Fragment of a plaque

Period: Bronze Age: Akkadian to Old Babylonian Period

Dimensions: H: 7.4cm. W: 7.7cm.

Region: Sumer

Find Spot: Tell Uhaimir, (HMR 966: Tell Uhaimir: "House Ruins": room 25)

Description: mouldmade; pink slip with traces of red paint on a buff fabric; red on man's body with "cap" and eyes picked out in black; a man wearing a round cap or stylized close-cropped hair to right, with his right arm raised, crossing with the raised arm of an opponent to the left now broken away; naked upper body; broken round edges and at chest level.

Reference: Moorey (2004) 115

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