Figurine of a standing woman


  • Title

    Figurine of a standing woman

  • Associated place

    Turkey (find spot)
  • Date

  • Material and technique

    terracotta, hand-modelled and with cream slip

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    13.5 cm (height)
    16.2 cm (width)
  • No. of items


  • Credit line

    Presented by Sir Leonard Woolley and T.E. Lawrence, 1913.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department


  • Accession no.


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  • Catalogue text

    Handmodelled; baked; cream slip on buff core; column-shaped with concave base; fan-shaped hairstyle with ornaments rendered by applied pellets and strips; applied pellet eyes; pinched nose and prominent chin; neither ears nor mouth marked; projecting shoulders; arms bent at the elbows, with applied studded bracelet on each arm; hands, with prominently applied fingers, clasp breasts.

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

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Further reading

Moorey, P. R. S., Ancient Near Eastern Terracottas (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2005), 365, p.230, illus. p.230

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