Figurine of goddess wearing bronze ring around neck

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    Handmodelled, flat back, flattened front; reddish clay; prominent pinched nose, pierced pellet eyes, no mouth; prominent hole for ornament on forehead; double-piercing in each ear; tall, narrow headdress pierced twice at the top; double band of applied necklace with incisions; copper or copper alloy neck ring survives; abbreviated stub arms ending in points; prominent hips; rouletted cross bands on chest; deep navel cavity; five rouletted lines represent pudenda; incised line separates legs; bottom pinched to indicate feet; no incision on back.

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

Further reading

Moorey, P. R. S., Ancient Near Eastern Terracottas (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2005), 255, p.171, illus. p.171

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