Period: Bronze Age: Neo-Assyrian Period
Dimensions: H: 6.6cm. L: 9.3cm. W: 3.9cm.
Find Spot: Nimrud, (ND 5302: room DDI, near "Town Wall Palace")
Description: handmade; sundried brown clay; traces of an overall white plastered surface, so worn as to leave no visible vestiges of paint; right side of head and beak damaged; plump round body of a pigeon or dove; fan-shaped tail and feet flattened as if to allow it to stand free, though it now falls forward.
Reference: Moorey (2004) 187
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