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Figural sculpture - Sculpture in the round, Clay figurines

Clay figurine with a serpent’s head, Uruk, end of the 5th millennium BC, H 9.6 cm.

Clay figurine with a serpent’s head, Uruk, end of the 5th millennium BC, H 9.6 cm.

© Vorderasiatisches Museum – SMB, Berlin / Jürgen Liepe
Clay figurine of a bull, Uruk, ca. 5900 – 4400 BC, L 6.2 cm.

Clay figurine of a bull, Uruk, ca. 5900 – 4400 BC, L 6.2 cm.

© Vorderasiatisches Museum – SMB, Berlin / Jürgen Liepe
Clay chariot model, Ashur, 2500 – 2000 BC, 13.2 x 13.2 cm.

Clay chariot model, Ashur, 2500 – 2000 BC, 13.2 x 13.2 cm.

© Vorderasiatisches Museum – SMB, Berlin / Olaf M. Teßmer

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Material
Clay
Type
Sculptures | Toys | Furniture
Details
Human- or animal-shaped. Women with arms curved under their breasts; pregnant; broad, flat hips; large and incised pubic triangles. Figures with elongated skulls, serpent faces and coffee bean-shaped eyes . May be partly coloured. Height: 8-15 cm. |  | Models and toys shaped as buildings, furniture, chariots, boats, etc. Height: 5-20 cm. |
Red List
Emergency Red List of Iraqi Cultural Objects at Risk - 2015 Update
Countries
Iraq
Period
6000 BC - 4th c. AD