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Terracotta: AN1968.1624

Object: Fragment of a female torso

Period: Samarra Culture

Dimensions: H: 4cm. W: 4cm.

Region: Iraq

Find Spot: Choga Mami (C.M. 90)

Description: breasts and right shoulder only; hand-modelled; baked; cream slip with pink core; traces of black painted lines, in dashes, on the shoulder. When extant (cf. Oates 1969, pl. XXVIII); the hands, with fingers depicted, are placed on the abdomen.

Reference: Moorey (2004) 12

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