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plaque

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    116731

  • Description

    Fired clay plaque showing a woman drinking through a straw from a jar resting on the ground while being penetrated from the rear by a nude male; moulded and fired.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1800BC (about)
  • Production place

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 8.9 centimetres
    • Width: 7.2 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    See also BM.116661

  • Bibliography

    • Opificius R 1961a cat.612, p.167, pl.20 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1925

  • Acquisition notes

    Deposited as part of a small collection itemised as "2 tablets, 1 plaque (2 figures), 1 glazed animal" on 3 June 1925; donation reported to Trustees 6 June 1925 as follows: "A collection comprising two cuneiform tablets, a blue-glaze figure of a priest wearing a cloak in the form of a fish, from Babylonia, and a plaque with a religious representation. The tablets are of the new Babylonian period, one containing a private letter, the other a deed devoting certain slaves and property to the services of the goddesses Ishtar and Nana"; single item of correspondence dated 15 June 1925 in ANE archives.

  • Department

    Middle East

  • BM/Big number

    116731

  • Registration number

    1925,0615.4

COMPASS Title: Terracotta plaque with an erotic scene

Unknown

COMPASS Title: Terracotta plaque with an erotic scene

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