Figurine of a horseman wearing heavy helmet, and perhaps a shield on his back

Details

  • Title

    Figurine of a horseman wearing heavy helmet, and perhaps a shield on his back

  • Associated place

    Aleppo (place of purchase)
  • Date

  • Material and technique

    terracotta, hand-modelled and with applied and incised decoration

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    10.7 cm (height)
    3.9 cm (width)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Sir Leonard Woolley, 1914.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Antiquities

  • Accession no.

    AN1914.131

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  • Catalogue text

    Handmodelled; baked; pink core with cream slip; conical cap or helmet with applied strips of clay decorated with incised lines running down on either side to protect the ears; nose broken; applied double pellet eyes; double applied neckband reaching up to the nostrils; right arm broken off, left bent at the elbow with lower arm now lost; thighs modelled as if for riding astride a horse; lower legs lost; applied lump between the shoulders on the back, possibly representing a shield.

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

Further reading

Moorey, P. R. S., Ancient Near Eastern Terracottas (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2005), 364, p.230, illus. p.230

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