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Figurine

Plaque

Object Number:B15461
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Iraq
Nippur
Section:Near Eastern
Materials:Terracotta
Glaze
Bitumen
Technique:Glazed
Inlaid
Iconography:Mask
Human Face
Credit Line:Babylonian Expedition to Nippur I-IV, 1888-1900
Other Number:PBS XVI: 190 - Other Number

Description

CBS Register: Glazed pottery mask. Eyes, eyebrows inlaid with Bitumen. Eyes and nostril pierced. Two holes in ears for fixing.

PBS XVI: Hollow mask of molded and glazed pottery, showing much progress over the preceding rough sketch. The face is that of a man. The forehead is high and straight. The eyes and eyebrows are hollow and were originally filled with some inlay. Black bitumen still fills a part of the eyebrows. The nose is straight, the chin round and firm. The ears are pierced to fix the mask or to attach earrings.

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