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Terracotta: AN1964.525

Object: Enigmatic fragment

Period: Iron Age

Dimensions: H: 7.6cm. W: 5.3cm.

Region: Southern Levant, Judah

Find Spot: (Jerusalem no. 1908: Jmp H.305.20)

Description: handmodelled; baked; red fabric, dark core; traces of whitewash; this object appears to be a seated human figure with broken legs and broken arms holding a U-shaped object against the body; the "neck line" falls away backwards leaving a cavity where the "head" would be; on the reverse both the "buttocks" and the "shoulders" are broken as if originally fixed to something else. However, this is not the only possible orientation of this battered piece.

Reference: ANET-41IronSLevant-Catalogue.