J5q398.3

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Processed on 7-19-2021
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Labeling/Designation
category 2009-8-15 eA clay artifact [Input File: T830eA7.j]
definition (typological label) 2009-8-15 eA figurine [Input File: T830eA7.j]
best image !! !! [Input File: !!]

Description/Count
description (summary) 2009-8-15 eA It is a body an animal figurine. There are also the partial four legs. Is evident the male member with an small hole and the tail is incised with a line. The body is hollowed out inside, perhaps for one ritual use. [Input File: T830eA7.j]
reference to q-lot (for component) !! !! 398 [Input File: !!]
field definition 2009-8-11 jN figurine [Input File: T820sE1.j]
field height 2009-8-11 jN 4.3 [Input File: T820sE1.j]
field length 2009-8-11 jN 9 [Input File: T820sE1.j]
field width 2 2009-8-11 jN 3.4 [Input File: T820sE1.j]
field ware or material 2009-8-11 jN clay [Input File: T820sE1.j]
field color 2009-8-11 jN tan [Input File: T820sE1.j]
notes on field color 2009-8-11 jN headless animal figurine hollowed out in center [Input File: T820sE1.j]

Contact Association
type of contact: contemporary events/movable items 2009-8-11 jN q398.3 (figurine) sits in f254 (stone installation) [Input File: T813jN.j]

Time Sequencing
stratum (to which element belongs) 2000-1-27 !! s180aJ5B [Input File: S-CUMUL.J]
phase (to which element belongs) 2000-1-27 !! h7fJ5B [Input File: S-CUMUL.J]

Measurements
height 2009-8-15 eA 3.6 [Input File: T830eA7.j]
length 2009-8-15 eA 8.8 [Input File: T830eA7.j]
width 2 or diameter of body 2009-8-15 eA 4.2 [Input File: T830eA7.j]

Descriptive
ware or material 2009-8-15 eA clay [Input File: T830eA7.j]
color 2009-8-15 eA pale yellow [Input File: T830eA7.j]
2009-8-15 eA It is broken. [Input File: T830eA7.j]
color number (Munsell) 2009-8-15 eA 2.5Y 8/3 [Input File: T830eA7.j]
notes on items 2014-3-30 rAH    The pattern of breakage on this artifact is most interesting; it provides clues to the identification. Note particularly the dorsal section (V22d3738). In order to view the illustration properly it is necessary to rotate it 90 degrees to the left. The upper part of the dorsal section appears to be shattered, broken away.
   I do not follow the excavator when s/he says that "the tail is incised with a line." S/He has accurately identified the male member in the ventral section; it is carried rather far forward in the belly. There may be some indication of the penile strap.
   The excavator says that the figurine has been "hollowed out." Actually, the figurine is built on a core; inadequate firing or differential firing caused the figurine to separate, the core detaching from the surrounding body that enfolded it something like a sausage. This core is visible in photograph V22d3738.
   Final identification will have to wait upon physical examination of the object.
   One provocative detail to note is the almond-shaped form in the shallow declivity that may indicate the hind legs -- this may (with great caution, and provisionally) be an indication of the animal's vulva; that is, the animal is actually a female of the species Equus in oestrus. The top of the dorsal section would have been broken away, because it was weakened by the insertion of a deep hole to hold the tail. A comparative example is found in Figure 21, Equus A7.320.
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Analogical Record
photo of indiv. elements (studio)
23-6-2020 / !!! / [Input File:J05_VWX.j]
23-6-2020 / !!! / [Input File:J05_VWX.j]
23-6-2020 / !!! / [Input File:J05_VWX.j]

Disposition
notes on disposition 2009-8-15 eA No storge data. [Input File: T830eA7.j]