Rectangular female fertility plaque

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  • Catalogue text

    Mouldmade or stamped design in relief; baked; greenish-buff fabric; nude female standing on the head of a horned animal. She is framed in an oval by the horns, which are depicted with "feathered" edges. They join at the top below a winged disk; her legs are together with the pubic triangle incised; her arms are held out with elbows bent, hands up, each grasping the flanking horns; a bird is precariously perched on the horn on either side just above her hands. She also appears to hold back her garments to reveal her sex; she has a necklace with pendant; the face details are shown and she has a tiered conical headdress ("Hittite" crown).

    In: Moorey, P. R. S., Ancient Near Eastern Terracottas (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2005)

Further reading

Moorey, P. R. S., Ancient Near Eastern Terracottas (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2005), 263, p.174, illus. p.174

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