Upright-handled jar with mother goddess design

Details

  • Title

    Upright-handled jar with mother goddess design

  • Associated place

    Kish (Mound A, Grave 75 2133B) (place of excavation)
  • Date

  • Material and technique

    pottery, hand-modelled and with cream slip and incised decoration

  • Object type

    jar
  • Dimensions

    36 cm (height)
    24 cm (diameter)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by the Oxford Field Museum Expedition, 1925.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Antiquities

  • Accession no.

    AN1925.211

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  • Catalogue text

    Handmodelled; baked; cream slip, buff fabric. anthropomorphic handle: prominent nose; double-blob eyes; jawline marked out by incised circles; small breasts; abdomen and pubic triangle (extending onto the body of the jar); marked by alternating rows of short incised lines.

    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), 65, p.67, illus. p.67

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