Fragmentary figurine, possibly of a man


  • Title

    Fragmentary figurine, possibly of a man

  • Associated place

    Tell al-Rimah (TR 4314, Site A, room XXV) (place of excavation)
  • Date

    1801 BC - 1601 BC
  • Material and technique

    terracotta, hand-modelled

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    9.8 cm (height)
    3.8 cm (width)
  • No. of items


  • Credit line

    Allocated by the British School of Archaeology Iraq, 1970.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department


  • Accession no.


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  • Catalogue text

    Handmodelled; baked; reddish-buff slip, buff fabric; traces of a burnished surface on and around eyes and at back of head and a red painted area on his lap; arms and lower limbs broken off; the direction of the break at the bottom may indicate that he was seated; head damaged on top and at the neck; round pellets for eyes set in oval depressions; pinched nose and ears; no mouth depicted, there is no sign that the arms originally touched the body.

    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), 159, p.122, illus. p.122

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