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Terracotta: AN1913.442

Object: Ram with a tiny pedestal bowl modelled rising above the back of its head

Period: Bronze Age: Early Bronze Age

Dimensions: H: 8.5cm. L: 6.8cm.

Region: Syria

Find Spot: no provenance

Description: handmodelled; cream coloured fabric; the eyes are represented by applied rings of clay; the horns are curved round to reach the bridge of the nose and marked with incised lines to indicate the ridges of the horn; the mouth is pierced through so that the hole emerges on top of the head in the base of the bowl; body, legs and short tail schematically rendered.

Reference: Moorey (2004) 247

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