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Terracotta: AN1931.67

Object: Quadruped

Period: Bronze Age: Akkadian to Old Babylonian Period

Dimensions: H: 4.5cm. L: 4cm.

Region: Sumer

Find Spot: Kish, (K.976: Tell Ingharra, trench C-10 at 4 metres depth where the surface of the tell is 4 metres above plain level)

Description: handmodelled; baked; buff fabric; traces of pigment over the body; three legs missing; jaws open; punched, deep set large round eyes (possibly inlaid originally); "mane" down the back of the neck, pierced through at the centre; inscribed on the right flank: SAL-KU: "bitch".

Reference: Moorey (2004) 103

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