Model chariot with four-wheeler battle car

Details

  • Title

    Model chariot with four-wheeler battle car

  • Associated place

    Kish (2015, Mound A, Room 53, Palace Just below surface in pillared hall 53.) (place of excavation)
  • Date

  • Material and technique

    terracotta

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    11.6 cm (width)
    12 cm (height)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Oxford Field Museum Expedition, 1925.

  • Museum location

    not on display

  • Museum department

    Antiquities

  • Accession no.

    AN1925.291

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  • Catalogue text

    Handmodelled; baked clay; buff fabric with linear decoration in red paint; low front with a pair of holes for reins, one now broken; a two-holed quiver for javelins at the left side front with a band of applied clay running round the top just below the rein holes; hole pierced through at the lower front centre for the pole; holes for two axles; seat with painted crossbands, which also run down the back to the projecting step; mounted with four solid, plain wheels of the right scale (1925.291a-d), but not necessarily those made for it.

    In: Moorey, P. R. S., Ancient Near Eastern Terracottas (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2005)

Further reading

Moorey, P. R. S., Ancient Iraq (Assyria and Babylonia) (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 1976), illus. 19

Moorey, P. R. S., Ancient Near Eastern Terracottas (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2005), 51, p.63, illus. p.63

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