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Terracotta: AN1924.497

Object: Plaque fragment

Period: Bronze Age: Akkadian to Old Babylonian Period

Dimensions: H: 7.7cm. W: 3.3cm.

Region: Sumer

Find Spot: Unprovenanced

Description: upper part of a nude female in low relief; mouldmade; baked; overfired to a greenish buff colour; right side missing; the left side is modelled to suggest the structure of a bed; the woman's hair is dressed in three prominent tufts across the top of the head; hands cupping breasts; traces of incised girdle and pubic triangle; broken off at the knees.

Reference: Moorey (2004) 139

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