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Date8500 BC - 3000 BC
Samarra Culture (5700 - 4900 BC)
Material and technique
terracotta, hand-modelled and with cream slip
Dimensions5 cm (height)
No. of items
Allocated by the British School of Archaeology in Iraq, 1968.
(?Sheep); head and rear legs missing; creamslip; handmodelled and shaved; baked; black painted stripes on conjoined forelegs and rump; short tail.
In: Moorey, P. R. S., Ancient Near Eastern Terracottas (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2005)
Glossary of terms
A semi-fluid clay applied to a ceramic before glazing either to coat the surface or for decorative effect.
Moorey, P. R. S., Ancient Near Eastern Terracottas (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2005), 14, p.37, illus. p.37