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Object Number:31-16-734
Current Location: Middle East Galleries
Currently On Display
Provenience: Iraq
Archaeology Area: PFT, PFG/J; UE IV: PFG/T
Period: Ubaid Period
Section:Near Eastern
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


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]

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Tokens to Tablets: Glimpses into 6000 Years of the History of the Ancient Near East (14 Nov 1987 - Aug 2006) View Objects in Exhibition
Middle East Galleries (21 Apr 2018) View Objects in Exhibition


[Article] Legrain, Leon. 1944. "The Babylonian Collection of the University Museum". The University Museum Bulletin. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. 10. no. 3-4. pg. 1-75 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 33View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Woolley, Charles L. 1930. "Excavations at Ur, 1929-30". The Museum Journal. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. 21. no. 2. pg. 80-121 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 117, pl. XIX, fig. 29-32View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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