Fragment from the centre of a model chariot front with female figure and sun disc

Details

  • Title

    Fragment from the centre of a model chariot front with female figure and sun disc

  • Associated place

    Sumer (find spot)
  • Date

  • Material and technique

    terracotta, mould-made

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    11.5 x 6.7 cm (length x width)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Weld-Blundell, 1922.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Antiquities

  • Accession no.

    AN1922.177

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  • Catalogue text

    Mouldmade; baked; cream slip on buff fabric; top broken off; bottom broken where the hole for the pole was pierced through; design on the inside: upper field: crescent on a tapering vertical stand; solar disk above a crescent; lower part of another crescent on a stand(?). Below: two facing figures set on a hatched ground line; to left: standing male human worshipper in right profile wearing an ankle-length robe, with patterned border from waist to ankle at the front; broad-brimmed cap with rounded top; bearded; right arm brought across the chest, bent at the elbow with hand raised in salute; left arm held across the abdomen; to right: deity, in ankle-length robe with patterning in vertical undulating lines wearing a multiple horned crown faces the worshipper; he is perhaps bearded; his hair is dressed in a bun on his neck, right arm extended downwards holding "rod and ring" towards the worshipper; left arm bent at elbow holding a now unrecognisable object at waist level.

    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), 134, p.111, illus. p.111

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