Female figurine

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    Handmodelled; buff clay; baked; columnar body with bird-shaped head projecting back and front; prominent pointed nose; no facial features; piece of applied clay at the back to represent the hair dressed into a chignon; crudely modelled arms with hands placed on either side of the abdomen; upper and lower body featureless, with bottom roughly flanged and concave to allow it to stand.

    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), 229, p.159, illus. p.159

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