Model of a nude woman lying on a bed, wearing necklaces

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Details

  • Title

    Model of a nude woman lying on a bed, wearing necklaces

  • Associated place

    Shush (Elam) (find spot)
  • Date

    1900 BC - 1500 BC
  • Material and technique

    terracotta, moulded

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    13 cm (length)
    6.5 cm (width)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Purchased, 1965.

  • Museum location

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

    Antiquities

  • Accession no.

    AN1965.757

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  • Catalogue text

    Moulded; light red clay; buff slip; baked; wooden frame with mattress represented by zigzag lines; nude female lying on the bed, head facing to her left; braided hair down to nape of neck; multiple necklaces; arms held down her sides, hands with palms open; pubic triangle incised; feet turned outwards, perhaps to indicate a recumbent position more clearly (see comment below).

    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), 173, p.127, illus. p.127

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