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Terracotta: AN1925.170

Object: Anthropomorphic jar handle

Period: Bronze Age: Early Dynastic Period

Dimensions: H: 9.5cm. W: 4.2cm.

Region: Sumer

Find Spot: Kish, (no field number recorded)

Description: solid; handmodelled; baked; cream slip, pink fabric; prominent arched eye-brows running down into bridge of nose; blob eyes; incised vertical lines from below eyes to incised straight line (perhaps indicating a necklace); pointed breasts and incised chest bands running down to broken base.

Reference: Moorey (2004) 57

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