Upright-handled jar with mother goddess design

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  • Title

    Upright-handled jar with mother goddess design

  • Associated place

    Kish (1912B in grave 53, Mound A, Cemetery A) (place of excavation)
  • Date

  • Material and technique

    pottery, hand-modelled and with cream slip and incised decoration

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    11.5 cm max. (height)
    7 cm (width)
  • No. of items


  • Credit line

    Presented by the Oxford Field Museum Expedition, 1925.

  • Museum location

    Ground floor | Gallery 19 | Ancient Near East
  • Museum department


  • Accession no.


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  • Catalogue text

    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

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

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Further reading

Moorey, P. R. S., Ancient Iraq (Assyria and Babylonia) (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 1976), illus. 21

Moorey, P. R. S., Ancient Near Eastern Terracottas (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2005), 64, p.67, illus. p.67

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