Figurine of a squatting bearded manOn display
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Figurine of a squatting bearded man
Material and technique
terracotta, hand-modelled and with cream slip
Dimensions6.7 cm (height)
3.6 cm (width)
No. of items
Presented by the Oxford Field Museum Expedition, 1925.
Museum locationGround floor | Gallery 19 | Ancient Near East
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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
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), 48, p.63, illus. p.63