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Terracotta: AN1925.230

Object: Upright handled jar

Period: Bronze Age: Early Dynastic Period

Dimensions: H (of handle): 7.5cm. W: 3cm.

Region: Sumer

Find Spot: Kish, (2016A; grave 65 of a man)

Description: handmodelled; baked; cream slip anthropomorphic handle attached to rim: prominent arched eyebrows running down into the bridge of the nose; blob eyes; short incised lines mark a necklace; incised chest bands; pointed breasts; genitals represented by short incised lines with dots for framing hair.

Reference: Moorey (2004) 68

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