File: "/MZ/A/J05/D/QI/012001.htm".
Processed on 2022-09-11.

1. Overview

Roster Date Author Record
Category !! !! clay artifact
Best definition 2008-08-02 !! figurine [Input file: S802SNP.j]
Best image 2021-10-13 !! [Input file: J05_VWX.j]

2. Identification


Roster Date Author Record
Reference to q-lot !! !! q120 (bones, pottery)


Roster Date Author Record
Definition 2008-08-02 sNP figurine [Input file: S802SNP.j]
Description (summary) 2008-08-02 sNP bust of a human figurine, missing head and arms. Hole on the lower part, probably for standing or applying to a bigger object or surface. On the back, a set of small circular scattered holes. [Input file: S802SNP.j]

3. Stratigraphy

Contact Association

Roster Date Author Record
Type of contact: contemporary events/movable items 2008-07-31 !! q120.1 (figurine) sits in f75 (accumulation D) [Input file: S802DL2.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 2008-08-02 sNP 4.3 [Input file: S802SNP.j]
Length 2008-08-02 sNP 6.4 [Input file: S802SNP.j]
Width 2 or diameter of body 2008-08-02 sNP 2.85 [Input file: S802SNP.j]

Items Field Record

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Field definition 2008-07-31 lH fg [Input file: S802DL3.j]
Field height 2008-07-31 lH 5.8 [Input file: S802DL3.j]
Field length 2008-07-31 lH 3.6 [Input file: S802DL3.j]
Field width 2 2008-07-31 lH 2.6 [Input file: S802DL3.j]
Field ware or material 2008-07-31 lH cl [Input file: S802DL3.j]
Field shape 2008-07-31 lH broken [Input file: S802DL3.j]
Field color 2008-07-31 lH gray [Input file: S802DL3.j]
Notes on field record 2008-07-31 lH female figurine [Input file: S802DL3.j]


Roster Date Author Record
Ware or Material, species 2008-08-02 sNP clay [Input file: S802SNP.j]
Color 2008-08-02 sNP pale yellow [Input file: S802SNP.j]
Color number (Munsell) 2008-08-02 sNP 8/3 5Y [Input file: S802SNP.j]
Condition 2008-08-02 sNP broken [Input file: S802SNP.j]
Notes on items 2014-03-30 rAH    This is purportedly "a human figurine"; photograph V21d4766 could possibly be construed as such a representation. Remember, however: humanoid figurines were meant to be seen in an erect posture, whether they have bases that would permit them to stand or not (think of certain foundation pegs that terminate in a point, not a flat base).
   Thus, the photographic documentation should consistently demonstrate the item in a posture that would support the conjecture offered.
   V21d4768: the flat portion of the figurine is of interest; is this the actual "back" of the humanoid?
   As seen in V21d4769, the puncture in the base (??) of the figurine bears comment. The figurine itself is not hollow; thus, this must've been a receptacle for a stick or dowel that enabled the figurine to stand, as the excavator surmised. This flat surface and its hole do seem an apt termination.
   V21d4766 is the most convincing view in support of the claim that this is a humanoid. The "set of small circular scattered holes" on the "back" of the figurine are merely depositional marks; it is important to distinguish such markings from intentional decoration. [Input file: Y401JW1.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]

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


Roster Date Author Record
Storage 2009-09-25 !! ZSB 001-004 [Input file: J05ZSB.j]