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Object Number:31-43-577
Current Location: Middle East Galleries
Currently 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
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

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"

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Middle East Galleries (21 Apr 2018) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] Olbrantz, John, and Kawami, Trudy S. 2013. Breath of Heaven, Breath of Earth: Ancient Near Eastern Art from American Collections.. University of Washington Press. : Page/Fig./Plate: 89/7View Objects related to this reference

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