Figurine of a squatting bearded man

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Details

  • Title

    Figurine of a squatting bearded man

  • Associated place

    Kish (1623, Mound A Palace Chambers later than palace S of 50.) (place of excavation)
  • Date

  • Material and technique

    terracotta, hand-modelled and with cream slip

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    6.7 cm (height)
    3.6 cm (width)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by the Oxford Field Museum Expedition, 1925.

  • Museum location

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

    Antiquities

  • Accession no.

    AN1925.283

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  • Catalogue text

    Handmodelled; baked; cream slip over a pink core; central parting to hair; ears and eyes in applied clay; beard broken; arms bent round, but broken off above the elbows; large phallus applied separately above short legs, which are turned inwards and crossed; toes marked by incisions; hollow base.

    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), 48, p.63, illus. p.63

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