Figurine of a standing woman

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  • Catalogue text

    Handmodelled; baked; buff core with cream slip; broken and repaired across the neck; columnar with concave base to allow it to stand; all details in applied clay; prominent fan-shaped hairstyle with applied ornament of strips and pellets; pinched nose and applied double pellet eyes; neither the mouth nor the ears depicted; double necklace with applied pellets; arms akimbo with an applied pair of bracelets on each arm; hands touching across breasts.

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

Glossary of terms

slip

Further reading

Moorey, P. R. S., Cemeteries of the First Millennium B.C. at Deve Hüyük, near Carchemish, Salvaged by T. E. Lawrence and C. L. Woolley in 1913: With a Catalogue Raisonné of the Objects in Berlin, Cambridge, Liverpool, London and Oxford, British Archaeological Reports International Series, 87 (Oxford: B.A.R, 1980), 566

Moorey, P. R. S., Ancient Near Eastern Terracottas (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2005), 362, p.229, illus. p.229

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