Ancient Near Eastern Terracottas (ANET)

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Terracotta: AN1998.73

Object: Equid and rider

Period: Bronze Age: Early Bronze Age

Dimensions: H: 8cm.

Region: Syria

Find Spot: no provenance

Description: handmodelled; baked; cream coloured fabric; the man is seated very close to the animal's neck clutching it just below the large ears; the eyes of the man and of the beast are applied clay rings; the man has an incised head-band and the beast an applied strip of clay between the eyes; it has a second incised band of clay below its head on the upper neck; short tail; very stylized modelling.

Reference: Moorey (2004) 245

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