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Terracotta: AN1925.211

Object: Upright-handled jar

Period: Bronze Age: Early Dynastic Period

Dimensions: W: 6cm.

Region: Sumer

Find Spot: Kish, (2133B; grave 75 of a woman); H(max): 8.5

Description: handmodelled; baked; cream slip, buff fabric. anthropomorphic handle: prominent nose; double-blob eyes; jawline marked out by incised circles; small breasts; abdomen and pubic triangle (extending onto the body of the jar); marked by alternating rows of short incised lines.

Reference: Moorey (2004) 65

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