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Handmodelled; baked; buff fabric; encrusted with patches of salt; low front with incised lines possibly indicating whicker structure, damaged pair of holes for reins; high, partly hollow, arched body of a saddle-seat with crudely incised markings, perhaps to represent an organic cover (animal skin or textile); forward axle hole; front wider than body, with foot-holes for the feet of the driver when seated or standing, to protect his legs; hole ierced through for arched pole; single set of plain solid wheels (1925.294; 1925.297); not necessarily those made for it, though the scale is right.
In: Moorey, P. R. S., Ancient Near Eastern Terracottas (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2005)
Moorey, P. R. S., Ancient Near Eastern Terracottas (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2005), 50, p.63, illus. p.63