University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 31-43-577
Current Location: Collections storage
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
Height: 12cm
Length: 73cm
Width: 30.5cm
Credit Line:British Museum/University Museum Expedition to Ur, Iraq, 1931
Other NumberU.16959 - Field No SF

Description

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"


Bibliography:

[Book] Kawami, Trudy S. & Olbrantz, John. 2013. Breath of Heaven, Breath of Earth: Ancient Near Eastern Art from American Collections. : Page/Fig./Plate: 89/7View Objects cited in this Publication

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