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Terracotta: AN1924.672

Object: Plaque

Period: Bronze Age: Akkadian to Old Babylonian Period

Dimensions: H: 5.8cm. W: 6.1cm.

Region: Sumer

Description: upper part only; female with tambour; held against the body by both hands; mouldmade; baked; buff fabric with surface accretions; broken off across the abdomen; face with prominent nose overshadowed by heavy side-locks of hair necklace and bracelets; shoulders covered by a "shawl" indicated by a wide band of incised dots and lines; complete figures of this type indicate that the women wore a similarly depicted garment covering her genitals.

Reference: ANET-23Bronze1MesII-Catalogue-2.