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Terracotta: AN1925.167

Object: Anthropomorphic jar handle

Period: Bronze Age: Early Dynastic Period

Dimensions: H: 7.6cm. W: 5.8cm.

Region: Sumer

Find Spot: Kish, (2736A; unnumbered grave)

Description: solid; handmodelled; baked; cream slip on pink fabric; prominent arched eyebrows running down into the bridge of the nose; double blob eyes; an incised rounded chin with incised lines, perhaps denoting a necklace, pendant from it; pointed breasts; incised pubic triangle with random incisions to indicate hair.

Reference: Moorey (2004) 55

Follow this link to the Early Dynastic Period in Sumer Chapter of the Catalogue