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Human Figurine

Object Number:B8957
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Iraq
Babylon (uncertain)
Section:Near Eastern
Materials:Terracotta
Iconography:Woman
Ishtar
Credit Line:Purchased from J. H. Haynes, 1894
Other Number:PBS XVI: 95 - Other Number
P263774 - CDLI Number

Description

CBS Register: Terracotta figurine, woman in (illegible) position.

PBS XVI: Bought by J.H. Haynes, 1891, as coming from Babylon. Babylonian woman with clasped hands in an attitude of respect or worship. Her sleeved tunic falls down to her feet. Her belt is embroidered or adorned with pieces in relief, and supported by two crossed straps. She wears the usual bracelets and necklace, curled hair tied with a scarf and falling on the shoulders. Her face, eyes, nose, lips, chin, are of the classical Gudea type. The figure has much dignity, and there is a smile about the lips. She may be a worshiper of quality, a priestess attending to the rites. 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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