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Terracotta: AN1925.210

Object: Upright-handled jar

Period: Bronze Age: Early Dynastic Period

Dimensions: H(max.): 11.5cm. W: 7cm.

Region: Sumer

Find Spot: Kish, (1912B in grave 53; "disturbed")

Description: handmodelled; baked; cream slip; anthropomorphic handle: prominent blob eyes framed all round by applied clay running into a prominent nose; mouth incised and chin modelled; pointed breasts; incised band of herringbone from chin to pubic area which forms one of a series of hatched triangles round the shoulder

Reference: Moorey (2004) 64

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

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