Plaque with part of a female figure in relief

Details

  • Title

    Plaque with part of a female figure in relief

  • Associated place

    Chagar Bazar (E.201) (place of excavation)
  • Date

    Middle Bronze Age (Syria) (2000 - 1600 BC)
    Middle Bronze Age I (Near East) (2100 - 2000 BC)
  • Material and technique

    terracotta, mould-made and with light brown slip

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    5.1 cm (height)
    3.9 cm (width)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Allocated by the Trustees of the British Museum and the British School of Archaeology in Iraq, 1938.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Antiquities

  • Accession no.

    AN1938.96

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  • Catalogue text

    Mouldmade; baked; greyish-buff fabric with light brown slip; skirt of an ankle-length dress flaring out towards the bottom with incised bands of herring-bone decoration; no trace of left hand; the right is held down the side grasping a rod-like object.

    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), 274, p.177, illus. p.177

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