Horse-and-rider figurine


  • Catalogue text

    Handmodelled; baked; cream slip over buff core; extensive remains of red paint over broad areas and black line on the horse and rider; horse's legs stylized at front and back as broad wedges only slightly divided at the base to show hooves as points; long tail; applied pellet eyes and ears. Long legged rider well-seated with hands grasping lower mane of horse; pinched nose, applied pellet eyes and pointed beard.

    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), 433

Moorey, P. R. S., Ancient Near Eastern Terracottas (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2005), 360, p.229, illus. p.229

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