Human Figurine


Location: On Display in the Middle East Galleries

From: Iraq | Ur

Curatorial Section: Near Eastern

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Object Number 31-16-734
Current Location Middle East Galleries - On Display
Provenience Iraq | Ur
Archaeology Area PFT, PFG/J; UE IV: PFG/T
Period Ubaid Period
Section Near Eastern
Materials Terracotta
Technique Incised
Iconography Nude | Woman

Clay. El O'beid Type Nude Woman. Hands on Hips; Bitumen Wig; Slanting eyes. Incised Details. Clay spots on shoulder.

UE IV: terracotta figurine of a nude female with her hands against her waist; she wears a high coiffure or headdress originally covered with bitumen; traces remain of black paint in the eyes and of red paint on the cheeks. found broken in two pieces, lying by the hands of the body. [PFG/T]

Height 14.3 cm
Width 5.2 cm
Depth 2.6 cm
Credit Line British Museum/University Museum Expedition to Ur, Iraq, 1931
Other Number U.15379 - Field No SF

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