Object: Anthropomorphic jar handle
Period: Bronze Age: Early Dynastic Period
Dimensions: H: 8cm. W: 8.5cm.
Find Spot: Kish, (2166D: grave 78 of a man)
Description: solid; handmodelled; baked; cream slip on pink fabric; low squat shape; prominent nose with blob eyes applied to the sides of it; random incisions all over the lower face representing hair; incised chest bands; pointed breasts; short incised lines in a crude herring-bone pattern in the pubic area just above the break, again indicating hair.
Reference: Moorey (2004) 54
Follow this link to the Early Dynastic Period in Sumer Chapter of the Catalogue