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Figurine

Plaque

Object Number:B15422
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Iraq
Nippur
Section:Near Eastern
Materials:Terracotta
Iconography:Musicians
Flute
Tambourine
Credit Line:Babylonian Expedition to Nippur I-IV, 1888-1900
Other Number:PBS XVI: 102 - Other Number

Description

CBS Register: clay relief, two musicians: double flute and tambourine.

PBS XVI: nude women pressing their breasts. This group of two standing o a brick platform is parallel to the group of nude girl musicians. In each case the complete nudity suggests a festival or ritual action. The clay is much corroded, but the waved hair, necklace, belt, pubes and navel are still visible. molded.

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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