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Terracotta: AN1925.166

Object: Anthropomorphic jar handle

Period: Bronze Age: Early Dynastic Period

Dimensions: H: 8cm. W: 8.5cm.

Region: Sumer

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