Horse-and-rider figurine


  • Catalogue text

    Handmodelled; baked; buff fabric; well preserved overall panels of painted decoration in black line and dots with red infilling; the front and back legs are made in wedges, with two projections to indicate hooves, which give the figurine stability; the horse's mane, ears and long tail are modelled, with details of the eyes painted in black; a saddle-cloth is represented in paint. The rider rises directly from the back of the horse close to the base of the neck; neither his arms nor legs are depicted; pinched nose applied pellet eyes; beard with details in black paint; cap with top folded over sideways.

    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), 370, p.231, illus. p.231

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