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Terracotta: AN1924.673

Object: Female face

Period: Bronze Age: Akkadian to Old Babylonian Period

Dimensions: H: 5.5cm. W: 6cm.

Region: Sumer

Find Spot: Unprovenanced

Description: originally applied with clay to a vessel; mouldmade; baked; cream slip, buff fabric; traces of white plaster and red paint; fully modelled face with damaged nose; hair arranged in an elaborate braid across the brow retained by bands; applied band across front of head above braid; broken projections on either side may be horn bases.

Reference: ANET-23Bronze1MesII-Catalogue-2.