Seated female figurine

Details

  • Title

    Seated female figurine

  • Associated place

    Chagar Bazar (T.550) (place of excavation)
  • Date

  • Material and technique

    terracotta, hand-modelled and with yellowish-cream slip

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    6.5 cm (height)
    3.7 cm (width)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Allocated by the Trustees of the British Museum and the British School of Archaeology in Iraq, 1936.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Antiquities

  • Accession no.

    AN1936.91

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  • Catalogue text

    Handmodelled; baked; buff fabric; yellowish-cream slip; head, arms, breasts and left leg broken off; traces on the surface suggest that the arms originally cradled the breasts as on no. 17; the right leg is drawn up with bent knee; brownish black paint denotes a necklace, a girdle and a "shoe".

    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), 18, p.38, illus. p.38

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