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Figurine of a seated man
Date8500 BC - 3000 BC
Tell Halaf Period (6000 - 5000 BC)
Material and technique
terracotta, hand-modelled and with reddish-buff slip
Dimensions5.4 cm (height)
1.8 cm (width)
No. of items
Allocated by the Trustees of the British Museum and the British School of Archaeology in Iraq, 1937.
Museum locationGround floor | Gallery 19 | Ancient Near East
Handmodelled; grey fabric; baked; reddish-buff slip; left side of head broken; prominent ear and brow ridge, nose and chin; no mouth indicated; right arm extended forward, hand broken; left arm bent round towards chest, hand broken; genitals carefully modelled; legs broken.
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), 22, p.40, illus. p.40