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Material and technique
pottery, hand-modelled and with cream slip and incised decoration
Dimensions23 cm (height)
12.5 cm (diameter)
handle 7.5 x 3 cm (height x width)
No. of items
Presented by the Oxford Field Museum Expedition, 1925.
Handmodelled; baked; cream slip anthropomorphic handle attached to rim: prominent arched eyebrows running down into the bridge of the nose; blob eyes; short incised lines mark a necklace; incised chest bands; pointed breasts; genitals represented by short incised lines with dots for framing hair.
In: Moorey, P. R. S., Ancient Near Eastern Terracottas (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2005)
Glossary of terms
A semi-fluid clay applied to a ceramic before glazing either to coat the surface or for decorative effect.
Moorey, P. R. S., Ancient Near Eastern Terracottas (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2005), 68, p.68, illus. p.68