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Terracotta: AN1923.383

Object: Fragment of a plaque

Period: Bronze Age: Akkadian to Old Babylonian Period

Dimensions: H: 9.6cm. W: 4.3cm.

Region: Sumer

Find Spot: Unprovenanced

Description: nude female in low relief; headless and footless; mouldmade; baked; cream slip, pink fabric; distorted in moulding and shaved with a knife; an object held in each hand below the breasts; girdle. When acquired it had an alien male head, probably of post-Achaemenid date, attached to it (1923.384).

Reference: Moorey (2004) 137

Follow this link to the Akkadian to Old Babylonian Periods in Babylonia Chapter of the Catalogue Part 2