Fragment of a plaque with a female figurine

Details

  • Title

    Fragment of a plaque with a female figurine

  • Associated place

    Sumer (find spot)
  • Date

    4000 BC - 350 BC
  • Material and technique

    terracotta

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    9.6 cm (height)
    4.3 cm (width)
    2.2 cm (depth)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Mr H. Weld-Blundell, 1923.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Antiquities

  • Accession no.

    AN1923.383

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  • Catalogue text

    Nude female in low relief; headless and footless; mouldmade; baked; cream slip, pink fabric; distorted in moulding and shaved with a knife; an object held in each hand below the breasts; girdle. When acquired it had an alien male head, probably of post-Achaemenid date, attached to it (1923.384).

    In: Moorey, P. R. S., Ancient Near Eastern Terracottas (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2005)

Further reading

Moorey, P. R. S., Ancient Near Eastern Terracottas (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2005), 137, p.112, illus. p.112

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