Figurine of highly stylized human with narrow, tapering body

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Details

  • Title

    Figurine of highly stylized human with narrow, tapering body

  • Associated place

    Amlash (find spot)
    Israel (Tel Aviv) (place of purchase)
  • Date

    1200 - 800 BC
  • Material and technique

    terracotta, hand-modelled

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    19.7 cm (height)
    7.7 cm max. (width)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Purchased, 1968.

  • Museum location

    Ground floor | Gallery 19 | Ancient Near East
  • Museum department

    Antiquities

  • Accession no.

    AN1968.1024

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  • Catalogue text

    Handmodelled; standing; burnished brown fabric; highly stylized human form with narrow, tapering body; tiny arms brought round to display breasts; prominent thighs and buttocks; rounded featureless head save for upward projecting headdress or hairstyle at the 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), 184, p.129, illus. p.129

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