Anthropomorphic jar handle

Details

  • Title

    Anthropomorphic jar handle

  • Associated place

    Kish (Mound A, Grave 78 2166D) (place of excavation)
  • Date

  • Material and technique

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

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    8 cm (height)
    8.5 cm (width)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by the Oxford Field Museum Expedition, 1925.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Antiquities

  • Accession no.

    AN1925.166

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  • Catalogue text

    Solid; handmodelled; baked; cream slip on pink fabric; low squat shape; prominent nose with blob eyes applied to the sides of it; random incisions all over the lower face representing hair; incised chest bands; pointed breasts; short incised lines in a crude herring-bone pattern in the pubic area just above the break, again indicating hair.

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

Glossary of terms

slip

Further reading

Moorey, P. R. S., Ancient Near Eastern Terracottas (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2005), 54, p.66, illus. p.66

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