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1. Overview

Roster Date Author Record
Category 2008-09-24 jW clay artifact [Input file: S924JW2.j]
Best definition 2008-08-26 !! figurine [Input file: S826SNP.j]
Best image 2009-10-01 jW [Input file: TX01JW.j]

2. Identification


Roster Date Author Record
Definition 2008-08-26 sNP figurine [Input file: S826SNP.j]
Description (summary) 2008-08-26 sNP fragment of an animal figurine. Probably is the head of an animal with the mouth open: it could be a lion, but no traces of the mane are preserved. If we accept the suggestion of an animal head, we notice that the nose, and part of the ears and of the left side of its mouth is missing. Another suggestion is to turn the figurine, seeing a fragmentary body of a camel or a zebu (the lower part of the previous mouth has to be seen as a hump), missing his head, his anterior paws, and all the posterior part of his body. But this option seems less probable because the point where the neck should start doesn't looks like a broken surface. [Input file: S826SNP.j]
2008-09-24 jW The broken forebody of a humped animal. [Input file: S924JW2.j]

3. Stratigraphy

Volumetric Localization

Roster Date Author Record
Locus 2008-08-26 lH k32 [Input file: T323JW.j]
Relays (applicable to elements) 2008-08-26 lH 772 (42880 45888 - 9030 / Relay location: center) [Input file: S827DL1R.j]

Contact Association

Roster Date Author Record
Type of contact: contemporary events/movable items 2008-08-26 lH i31 (figurine) sits in f167 (volumetric material) [Input file: T323JW.j]

Spatial Aggregation

Roster Date Author Record
Q-lot with which item is associated 2008-08-26 lH 263 [Input file: T323JW.j]

Time Sequencing

Roster Date Author Record
Stratum (to which element belongs) 2012-10-16 !! s120J5B (Point of Mittani abandonment) [Input file: WX16JW.j]
Phase (to which element belongs) 2012-10-16 !! h7vJ5B [Input file: WX16JW.j]

4. Typology


Roster Date Author Record
Height 2008-08-26 sNP 6.1 [Input file: S826SNP.j]
2008-09-24 jW 6.2 [Input file: S924JW2.j]
Length 2008-08-26 sNP 7 [Input file: S826SNP.j]
2008-09-24 jW 7.2 [Input file: S924JW2.j]
Width 2 or diameter of body 2008-08-26 sNP 4.2 [Input file: S826SNP.j]
2008-09-24 jW 4.3 [Input file: S924JW2.j]

Items Field Record

Roster Date Author Record
Field definition 2008-08-26 lH fg [Input file: T323JW.j]
Field height 2008-08-26 lH 7 [Input file: T323JW.j]
Field length 2008-08-26 lH 6 [Input file: T323JW.j]
Field width 2 2008-08-26 lH 4 [Input file: T323JW.j]
Field ware or material 2008-08-26 lH cl [Input file: T323JW.j]
Field color 2008-08-26 lH pale brown [Input file: T323JW.j]
Notes on field record 2008-08-26 lH animal figurine; fragmentary body or complete head [Input file: T323JW.j]


Roster Date Author Record
Ware or Material, species 2008-08-26 sNP clay [Input file: S826SNP.j]
2008-09-24 jW cl-baked [Input file: S924JW2.j]
Color 2008-08-26 sNP very pale brown [Input file: S826SNP.j]
Color number (Munsell) 2008-08-26 sNP 10YR 7/3 [Input file: S826SNP.j]
2008-09-24 jW 10YR8/2 [Input file: S924JW2.j]
Condition 2008-08-26 sNP broken [Input file: S826SNP.j]
2008-09-24 jW The front legs, parts of the head, and the hindquarters are missing. [Input file: S924JW2.j]
Notes on items 2014-03-30 rAH    Once again, the angles chosen to photograph this object do not help with the identification. "Humped" animals are exceptionally rare; zebus are practically the only examples of such representations.
   If photograph V21d7688 can be construed as a dorsal view of the forequarters, then one most interesting detail appears: the feet, not broken, each display marks in a triangular pattern. These marks are mere dots, and quite shallow. One might surmise that they mark the pads of an animal foot. The detail is similar to the cloverleaf pattern of dots that surrounds the penis of Felis 302. See Plate XL, page 516.
   The appendage visible in photograph V21d7689 is difficult to explain; the representation appears to be in the process of modeling, as a fingerprint may be visible at the top of the so-called "appendage"/tab. The indentation is quite deep, yet the so-called tab does not appear to be finished. Perhaps the representation was discarded during the very process of its making-"unmade," as it were. [Input file: Y401JW.j]

6. Reference

Analogical Record

Roster Date Author Record
Photo of individual elements (studio)

2021-10-13 !!! [Input file: J05_VWX.j]

2021-10-13 !!! [Input file: J05_VWX.j]

2021-10-13 !!! [Input file: J05_VWX.j]
View/drawing of item

2009-03-23 jW [Input file: T323JW1.j]


Roster Date Author Record
Storage 2009-09-25 !! ZSB 002-021 [Input file: J05ZSB.j]