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Object Number:
31-43-577
Current Location:
Collections storage
Provenience:
Iraq
Ur
Archaeology Area:
found a little above floor level in No. 8-10 Paternoster Row
Locus:
A.H. above House 24
Section:
Near Eastern
Materials:
Terracotta
Iconography:
Goddess
Description:
one of the very large terracottas such as seem to have stood at the doors of shrines: A goddess wearing the horned mitre and holding the jar from which come streams of water; she ahs a short-sleeved garment of the kaunakes type but the flounces instead of being in tiers are in long wavy lines like water. "The Goddess of the Waters"
Height:
12cm
Length:
73cm
Width:
30.5cm
Credit Line:
British Museum/University Museum Expedition to Ur, Iraq
Other Number:
U.16959   -   Field No SF

Bibliography:

[Book] Kawami, Trudy S. & Olbrantz, John. 2013. Breath of Heaven, Breath of Earth: Ancient Near Eastern Art from American Collections. : Page/Fig./Plate: 89/7
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