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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    119167

  • Description

    Fired clay figure of woman and child in relief; moulded; on plaque; rounded edges and flattened base and flat back; standing in profile on a platform to right holding large, naked child suckling at her breast; wears plain robe with crossed straps and fringed hem; chokers round neck; round cheek and heavy chin; band around hair done up in chignon at back; left hand under child and she holds its shoulder with the right.

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  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 8.1 centimetres
    • Width: 4.1 centimetres
  • Bibliography

    • Woolley & Mallowan 1976a 50, pl.69 bibliographic details
    • Woolley & Mallowan 1976a pp. 174 & 219 bibliographic details
  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1927

  • Acquisition notes

    Objects allotted to the British Museum from the excavations at Ur, season 1924-1925.

  • Department

    Middle East

  • BM/Big number

    119167

  • Registration number

    1927,1003.162

  • Additional IDs

    • U.2868 (excavation number)
Baked clay figure of woman and child in relief; moulded; on plaque; rounded edges and flattened base and flat back; standing in profile on a platform to right holding large, naked child suckling at her breast; wears plain robe with crossed straps and fringed hem; chokers round neck; round cheek and heavy chin; band around hair done up in chignon at back; left hand under child and she holds its shoulder with the right.
Photograph was taken as part of the Ur Project. U-number U.2868

Baked clay figure of woman and child in relief; moulded; on plaque; rounded edges and flattened base and flat back; standing in profile on a platform to right holding large, naked child suckling at her breast; wears plain robe with crossed straps and fringed hem; chokers round neck; round cheek and heavy chin; band around hair done up in chignon at back; left hand under child and she holds its shoulder with the right. Photograph was taken as part of the Ur Project. U-number U.2868

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