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Terracotta: AN1930.216

Object: Upper part of a female figurine

Period: Bronze Age: Akkadian to Old Babylonian Period

Dimensions: H: 5.7cm. W: 5.1cm.

Region: Sumer

Find Spot: Kish, (KM 173: Tell Ingharra: trench C-6 at 7 metres depth where the surface of the tell is 7 metres above plain level)

Description: hand-modelled; baked; pinkish-buff fabric; pinched head with a prominent nose, now damaged; elaborate hairstyle, secured with a head band, projecting backwards with upper and lower fan-shaped peaks; choker necklace in applied clay and ornamental applied and incised band across the upper body; breasts in applied clay (left breast missing); right arm down right side; left bent at the elbow with her hand held flat on the abdomen.

Reference: Moorey (2004) 78

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