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Ubaid Figurine [Object of the Day #79]

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By: Alyssa Kaminski

  With her hands on her hips and a bitumen wig, the most defining characteristic of this figurine may be her bird head. Created in Iraq during theĀ Ubaid Period, this figure represents a nude woman. The figurine is made from terracotta and bitumen. It was created using an incising method which uses sharp tools to […]

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