Upper part of a female figurine, 'mother goddess'

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  • Title

    Upper part of a female figurine, 'mother goddess'

  • Associated place

    Chagar Bazar (A.738, Site A.C.) (place of excavation)
  • Date

  • Material and technique

    terracotta, hand-modelled and with yellowish-cream slip

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    4.5 cm (height)
    3.9 cm (width)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Allocated by the Trustees of the British Museum and the British School of Archaeology in Iraq, 1937.

  • Museum location

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

    Antiquities

  • Accession no.

    AN1937.180

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  • Catalogue text

    Handmodelled; baked; buff fabric, yellowish-cream slip; top of head broken; prominent pinched nose with eyes depicted with red paint; no mouth indicated; right arm brought round to cradle breast; both breasts and left arm broken; broken off at the waist; probably seated as no. 17-19; extensive use of paint to indicate necklace and girdle; the upper arms have encircling bands.

    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), 20, p.38, illus. p.38

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