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Terracotta: AN1927.3291

Object: Anthropomorphic jar handle

Period: Bronze Age: Early Dynastic Period

Dimensions: H: 5cm. W: 5cm.

Region: Sumer

Find Spot: Kish, (X.104: trench A.3 above the area where the Y Sounding was later dug)

Description: solid; handmodelled; baked; pink fabric; broken off with part of rim to which it was attached; heavily arched eyebrows running down sides of face and into prominent nose; blob eyes; prominent pointed breasts; broken off just below them.

Reference: Moorey (2004) 59

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