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Terracotta: AN1931.163

Object: Female figurine

Period: Bronze Age: Akkadian to Old Babylonian Period

Dimensions: H: 8.6cm. W: 3cm.

Region: Sumer

Find Spot: Kish, (K.1285: Tell Ingharra, trench C-10 at 2 metres depth where the surface of the tell is 7 metres above plain level)

Description: hand-modelled; baked; greenish cream fabric; columnar with hollow base (damaged); pinched nose with eyes in applied clay; back projecting hairstyle with head band marked with incised lines; double necklace (damaged); in applied clay with incised lines; right arm and right breast missing; left breast applied in clay; left arm bent with hand, now lost, formerly over the abdomen; incised line down the back representing the counterpoise of the necklace (cf. Dales 1963, 22-31), which would be expected on a dressed rather than a naked figure.

Reference: ANET-23Bronze1MesII-Catalogue-1.