Jar handle with mother goddess designOn display
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Jar handle with mother goddess design
Material and technique
pottery, hand-modelled and with cream slip and incised decoration
Dimensions32.1 cm (height)
Handle 7 x 4 cm (height x width)
No. of items
Presented by the Oxford Field Museum Expedition, 1925.
Museum locationGround floor | Gallery 19 | Ancient Near East
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Handmodelled; baked; cream slip; buff fabric; prominent nose and blob eyes; breasts; incised vertical lines mark pubic triangle.
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), 66, p.68, illus. p.68