Ancient Near Eastern Terracottas (ANET)

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Terracotta: AN1913.87

Object: Plaque with a dressed woman in low relief

Period: Iron Age: Achaemenid Period

Dimensions: H: 7.1cm.

Region: Northern Levant

Find Spot: no provenance

Description: mouldmade; baked; pinkish brown fabric; very worn surface; shaved edges; ankle-length dress with tasselled lower edge; hair falling in curls onto her shoulders; detail otherwise lost save for a disk held against her chest, perhaps a tambourine (cf. Beck 1996).

Reference: Moorey (2004) 377

Follow this link to the Northern Levant in the Iron Age Chapter of the Catalogue

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