Fragment of the upper front of a chariot model, the god Martu facing the goddess Ishtar


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    Mouldmade; baked; cream-slip, buff fabric; two holes pierced for reins; below: to left: facing right, a bearded man with broad-brimmed rounded cap or "turban"; right arm down his side holding a weapon(?), now lost; left arm raised in a gesture to the facing deity; folds of his garment over the bent elbow; to right: facing left, goddess with horned headdress and cross-bands on the upper body; her right hand, holding a staff or bow, is extended towards the facing figure; left hand down her side holding a weapon(?), now lost.

    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), 124, p.107, illus. p.107

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