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Terracotta: AN1913.451

Object: Horseman

Period: Iron Age: Achaemenid Period

Dimensions: H: 10.8cm. W: 4.2cm.

Region: Northern Levant

Find Spot: no provenance

Description: handmodelled with stamped or mouldmade face; baked; brownish-buff core with traces of a cream slip; the horse is represented only by support wedges, with a divided base-line to indicate hooves, from which rises the upper part of a man with cap folded over at the top; mouldmade face with moustache and beard; strong facial features now rubbed; holds a disk in his left hand with his right arm bent and the open hand held against the disk immediately below the chin.

Reference: Moorey (2004) 378

Follow this link to the Northern Levant in the Iron Age Chapter of the Catalogue

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