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Terracotta Figurine of Halaf or Gawra Type
5000 BCE - 3000 BCE
2 1/16 x 1 7/16 x 1 3/16 in. (5.2 x 3.6 x 3 cm)
Bryn Mawr College
Asia, Iraq, Ninawa, Tell al-Hawa
Fine and Visual Arts; Sculptures; Terracottas
Tell El-Hawa, N.W. Iraq near Syrian border
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Mesopotamian glyptic styles
- Glyptic styles belonging to Mesopotamian cultures.
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