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Terracotta: AN1924.257

Object: Fragment of a model chariot front

Period: Bronze Age: Akkadian to Old Babylonian Period

Dimensions: H: 7.6cm. W: 5.1cm.

Region: Sumer

Find Spot: Tell Uhaimir, (1068: Tell Uhaimir: Temple Area: northeast side of platform at 1.5 metres depth)

Description: with a relief scene on the inside; mouldmade; baked; cream slip on buff fabric; upper right corner missing; broken at the base just above the hole for the pole; crudely modelled, rubbed surface; upper field (left to right): a disk in a crescent; another disk (?); before break; lower field (left to right): standing "turbaned" and robed man facing to right and extending left arm to meet right arm of seated figure on a block-shaped stool; three blobs above the joined hands, four below.

Reference: Moorey (2004) 116

Follow this link to the Akkadian to Old Babylonian Periods in Babylonia Chapter of the Catalogue Part 1