Figure, anthropomorphic

Production date
1500 BCE
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Description
Figure, anthropomorphic. Seated figure, representing a human with an animal headed body and two small figures or infants on the lap.
Classification
CH classification ARCHAEOLOGY Assyrian figure
Production date
1500 BCE
Measurements
H118mm x W72mm x D107mm
Media/Materials description
Pottery
History and use
Not much is known about the meaning, origin, tradition and authenticity of this enigmatic figurine, representing a human with an animal headed body and infants on the lap. Throughout cultures, animals were often venerated, and co-existed with people and gods. Here, the representation of young infant beings could suggest fertility and abundance.
Registration number
H12405

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