Rider on double-headed horse with single body

On display


  • Catalogue text

    Handmodelled; baked; pink core with cream slip; details in black paint: forepart of the horse decorated with bands and chevrons of stippled dots; forelegs modelled as a solid wedge with two points for hoofs; rear legs more realistic; long tail; applied pellet eyes, pointed ears and prominent forelock; long-legged rider set well forward with hands close to the base of the mane; modelling smudged on the lower left side, perhaps originally with an applied clay model gorytos (cf. no. 210). Applied pellet eye, pointed nose, beard and pointed cap or helmet.

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

Further reading

Moorey, P. R. S., Cemeteries of the First Millennium B.C. at Deve Hüyük, near Carchemish, Salvaged by T. E. Lawrence and C. L. Woolley in 1913: With a Catalogue Raisonné of the Objects in Berlin, Cambridge, Liverpool, London and Oxford, British Archaeological Reports International Series, 87 (Oxford: B.A.R, 1980), 432

Moorey, P. R. S., Ancient Near Eastern Terracottas (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2005), 361, p.229, illus. p.229

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