Fragment of a jar shoulder incorporating hollow anthropomorphic handle

Details

  • Title

    Fragment of a jar shoulder incorporating hollow anthropomorphic handle

  • Associated place

    Kish (Mound A, Grave 61 1984A) (place of excavation)
  • Date

  • Material and technique

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

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    8 cm (height)
    6.5 cm (width)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by the Oxford Field Museum Expedition, 1925.

  • Museum location

    not on display

  • Museum department

    Antiquities

  • Accession no.

    AN1925.163

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  • Catalogue text

    Hand-modelled; baked; cream slip on pink fabric; prominent nose with double blob eyes; ears and outline of face marked by incised circles; modelled breasts with incised circles for nipples; body area covered with bands of incised lines alternating in direction and passing below the jar's piecrust shoulder moulding as the pubic triangle.

    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), 52, p.66, illus. p.66

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