Figurine of a horse


  • Title

    Figurine of a horse

  • Associated place

    Turkey (find spot)
  • Date

    7th century BC (700 - 601 BC)
    Iron Age (Near East) (1200 - 550 BC)
  • Material and technique

    terracotta, hand-modelled and with cream slip

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    9.7 cm (length)
    12.5 cm (height)
  • No. of items


  • Credit line

    Presented by Mrs Lawrence, 1948.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department


  • Accession no.


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  • Catalogue text

    Handmodelled; baked; buff core with cream slip; high crescentic mane with applied clay bands at regular intervals; applied pellet eyes; pointed ears; double applied band on upper neck and across the junction of body and forelegs; applied pendant on the chest; broken tail.

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

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Further reading

Moorey, P. R. S., Ancient Near Eastern Terracottas (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2005), 368, p.230, illus. p.230

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