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Human Figurine

Object Number:B15431
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Iraq
Nippur
Section:Near Eastern
Materials:Terracotta
Iconography:Nude Woman
Height: 1.7 cm
Length: 6.7 cm
Width: 4.6 cm
Credit Line:Babylonian Expedition to Nippur I-IV, 1888-1900
Other Number:PBS XVI: 29 - Other Number

Description

CBS Register: fragment, clay violin shaped plaque: nude woman. head, legs broken off, hands support breasts, round arms. bracelets (sketched)

PBS XVI: nude woman with hands below her breasts. Hips, pubes, and navel are prominent. A subtler modelling atones for the rude Oriental symbolism. The pubes is a large stippled triangle. The arms, too small and awkwardly bent, are attached separately.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Archaeologists and Travelers in Ottoman Lands (26 Sep 2010 - 26 Jul 2011) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] Legrain, Leon. 1930. Terra-Cottas from Nippur.. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Press. ed. Publications of the Babylonian Section. Vol. XVI. pg. 1-52, 445 plates Actual CitationView Objects related to this Actual Citation

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