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Terracotta: AN1924.674

Object: Upper part of a female figurine

Period: Bronze Age: Akkadian to Old Babylonian Period

Dimensions: H: 6cm. W: 5.2cm.

Region: Sumer

Find Spot: Unprovenanced

Description: handmodelled; baked; cream slip on pinkish-buff fabric; broken off at waist level; right arm now missing but traces of the right hand (with bracelet?); survive below the right breast; the neckline of a garment is marked by incised lines as are short sleeves; crossed incised lines on the back; the nose is broken off, the eyes represented by applied clay blobs; the hair is dressed, with a central parting into long locks, indicated by incisions, flowing down to the middle of the back, where they are caught up by an encircling band.

Reference: ANET-23Bronze1MesII-Catalogue-2.

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