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Material and technique
terracotta, hand-modelled and with cream slip
Dimensions6 cm (height)
5.2 cm (width)
No. of items
Presented by Professor A.H. Sayce, 1924.
Handmodelled; baked; cream slip on pinkish-buff fabric; broken off at waist level; right arm now missing but traces of the right hand (with bracelet?); survive below the right breast; the neckline of a garment is marked by incised lines as are short sleeves; crossed incised lines on the back; the nose is broken off, the eyes represented by applied clay blobs; the hair is dressed, with a central parting into long locks, indicated by incisions, flowing down to the middle of the back, where they are caught up by an encircling band.
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), 147, p.115, illus. p.115