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Terracotta: AN1929.232

Object: Triangular plaque with a nude female in relief

Period: Bronze Age: Akkadian to Old Babylonian Period

Dimensions: H: 5.3cm. W (top): 1.4cm. W (base); 2.5cm.

Region: Sumer

Find Spot: Kish, (V.721: Tell Ingharra, trench C-4 at 4 metres depth)

Description: mouldmade; baked; cream slip with traces of red paint; the surface is very worn with (?bitumen); accretion; necklace; hands cupping breasts; pronounced hips; free-standing on a base. It is possible that the figure is seated.

Reference: Moorey (2004) 86

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

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