University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: B1969
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Iraq
Nippur
Section:Near Eastern
Materials:Terracotta
Plaster
Iconography:Beltis
Height: 3.1
Length: 10.5
Width: 4
Other NumberPBS XVI: 22 - Other Number

Description

CBS Register: cast of a terracotta figurine from Nippur, goddess. Beltis.
PBS XVI: nude woman with hands placed on her breasts. The necklace, bracelets, turban, locks of hair on the shoulders, and belt as usual. The pubes is bordered by incised lines. The legs are close together, but their division is marked by a line, and they spread into a base as if the statuette were standing. The nose is pinched, the mouth missing, the yes, arms, turban, hair and necklace are attached separately, as in all primitive hand-modelled figures. Cast of an original in Constantinople.


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