Upright-handled jar

Details

  • Title

    Upright-handled jar

  • Associated place

    Kish (Mound A, Grave 65 2016A) (place of excavation)
  • Date

  • Material and technique

    pottery, hand-modelled and with cream slip and incised decoration

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    23 cm (height)
    12.5 cm (diameter)
    handle 7.5 x 3 cm (height x width)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by the Oxford Field Museum Expedition, 1925.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Antiquities

  • Accession no.

    AN1925.230

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  • Catalogue text

    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

slip

Further reading

Moorey, P. R. S., Ancient Near Eastern Terracottas (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2005), 68, p.68, illus. p.68

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