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Terracotta: AN1913.301

Object: Female figurine

Period: Bronze Age: Early Bronze Age IV

Dimensions: H: 16cm. W: 7.7cm.

Region: Syria

Find Spot: no provenance

Description: handmodelled; red fabric; off-white slip; in the shape of a slab of clay with flattened back, sides and base (approximately 2.5cm. thick); with a head at the top; incised band of hair across the brow; prominent nose with pierced pellet eyes; no mouth; prominent breasts in applied clay with incised nipples; arms crudely applied with clay strips (the left is badly damaged); and bent round so that the incised hands are below the breasts; incised navel; incised square indicates the genitals surrounded by stippled hair.

Reference: Moorey (2004) 232

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