Animal figurine possibly of a bovine

Details

  • Title

    Animal figurine possibly of a bovine

  • Associated place

  • Date

    1200 BC - 1100 BC
  • Material and technique

    terracotta, hand-modelled and with cream slip

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    10.8 cm (length)
    from broken legs 7.4 cm (height)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Purchased, 1912.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Antiquities

  • Accession no.

    AN1912.622

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  • Catalogue text

    Handmodelled; baked clay; buff core with creamslip; hollow-bodied animal, legs missing and rump damaged; the hollow head is like a spout opening at the mouth; the eyes and nose are applied in clay with deeply incised pupils and nostrils; horns broken off.

    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), 301, p.190, illus. p.190

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