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Terracotta: AN1912.621

Object: Plaque with nude female in low relief

Period: Bronze Age:

Dimensions: L: 12cm. W: 4.9cm.

Region: Canaan

Find Spot: Gezer

Description: mouldmade; baked; buff fabric; nude female with curling ("Hathor"); sidelocks of hair, multiple necklace, bracelets and anklets; genitals emphasized with incised lines; both feet facing to the right; long fingered hands clasping the breasts; the figure is flanked by two sets of lotus flowers: that framing her lower body has upright flowers, that framing her upper body has flowers bent over to touch at the top of the centre of the plaque.

Reference: Moorey (2004) 300

Follow this link to the Bronze Age Caanan Chapter of the Catalogue