Tell Arbid I, Clay Figurines
Description: paperback, 308 pp. (29,5x21cm), figs., 32 plates
Maciej Makowski, Tell Arbid I, Clay Figurines, Institute of Mediterranean and Oriental Cultures Polish Academy of Sciences, Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology University of Warsaw, Warsaw 2016
This book aims to present the clay plastic art from the 3rd to the 2nd millennia BC from Tell Arbid, situated in the central part of the Khabur River triangle (Fig. 1), in the north-eastern part of present-day Syria, a part of ancient northern Mesopotamia. Aside from the formal analysis, the book presents an attempt at determining the function and meaning of the discussed artefacts. The collection consists of 644 figurines, of which 67 are anthropomorphic, while 577 represent animals.