Location: On Display in the Middle East Galleries

From: Iraq | Ur

Curatorial Section: Near Eastern

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Object Number 31-43-577
Current Location Middle East Galleries - On Display
Provenience Iraq | Ur
Archaeology Area found a little above floor level in No. 8-10 Paternoster Row
Locus A.H. above House 24
Section Near Eastern
Materials Terracotta
Iconography Goddess

one of the very large terracottas such as seem to have stood at the doors of shrines: A goddess wearing the horned mitre and holding the jar from which come streams of water; she ahs a short-sleeved garment of the kaunakes type but the flounces instead of being in tiers are in long wavy lines like water. "The Goddess of the Waters"

Height 12 cm
Length 73 cm
Width 30.5 cm
Credit Line British Museum/University Museum Expedition to Ur, Iraq, 1931
Other Number U.16959 - Field No SF

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