University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: B1975
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Iraq
Nippur
Section:Near Eastern
Materials:Terracotta
Plaster
Iconography:Beltis
Height: 2.6
Length: 11.7
Width: 4.2
Credit Line:Babylonian Expedition to Nippur II, 1890, 1990
Other NumberPBS XVI: 21 - Other Number

Description

CBS Register: Cast of terracotta relief, from Nippur, Beltis.
PBS XVI: nude woman, with hands placed on the breasts. Shoulders and hips are unusually large. The legs run into a point with no line to mark their division. The arms, eyes, hair, turban and bracelets are attached separately. Pellets added on the turban are ornaments, embroidery rather than curls of hair escaping from a tress. Hair, fingers, pubes and necklace are incised. Pinched nose and no trace of the mouth. Cast of an original in Constantinople


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