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Terracotta: AN1924.251

Object: Female figurine

Period: Bronze Age: Akkadian to Old Babylonian Period

Dimensions: H: 7.5cm. W: 6.0cm.

Region: Sumer

Description: handmodelled; baked; greenish-buff fabric; naked; arms and legs broken off; pinched nose; hair, marked by incised lines, falls in a large projecting curl at the back of the neck (now broken); multiple choker necklace of punched circles; band of punched circles also representing a necklace above the breasts; traces of applied breasts and navel now missing; pubic triangle depicted with incised lines and punched circles; projecting hips; line incised down the back representing the necklace counterpoise.

Reference: ANET-23Bronze1MesII-Catalogue-1.

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