Figurine of a ram or a sheep


  • Catalogue text

    Possibly a sheep; baked; hand-made; coarse red fabric with prominent grits; the surface is very worn, possibly rubbed down to smooth it; the two legs on the right side are broken off; the neck is extended forward with a triangular shaped head; ears, eyes and nostrils punched, gash for mouth; a series of linear characters are incised along the back after baking and after the surface was smoothed; others, more fresh looking in appearance run along the left flank. They have in the past been identified as Cretan Linear A.

    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), 386, p.241, illus. p.241

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