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Jar handle; pottery; hand-modelled; in the form of a nude female figure; left arm hangs down her side; right arm bent in and rests below breasts; incised lines for fingers, division of legs and pubic area; pellet eyes; incised line for the mouth and holes at the ears; hair incised on top and done in double chignon at the back; vertical incised lines indicate a necklace.
- Excavated/Findspot: Royal Cemetery
- (Asia,Iraq,South Iraq,Royal Cemetery (Ur))
- Length: 14.1 centimetres
- Width: 7.1 centimetres
- Thickness: 7 centimetres
This piece is one of a general category of objects known as 'granny jars' handles found at a number of sites in Mesopotamia, particularly at Kish Cemetery A.
Broken and repaired with bitumen in antiquity.
Objects allotted to the British Museum from Ur excavation season 1927-1928.
- U.10747 (excavation number)
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Object reference number: WCO29
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