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Terracotta: AN1927.3285

Object: Fragment of a chariot model front

Period: Bronze Age: Akkadian to Old Babylonian Period

Dimensions: 6.3 x 6.5cm.

Region: Sumer

Description: with a relief scene on the inside; mouldmade; baked; cream slip on a buff fabric; very worn surface; broken at the neck level of the figures depicted; to right: a headless standing goddess (?); wearing an ankle-length pleated garment drawn back to reveal her right leg set forward; in her left hand she holds the hilt of a curved sword behind her; her right hand is sharply bent at the elbow at chest level and may have held a staff; to left: facing the goddess, a headless standing male figure in a knee-length garment holding a curved sword in his right hand behind his back, his left is raised to meet that of the goddess opposite; possibly the lower part of the same scene as (124).

Reference: ANET-23Bronze1MesII-Catalogue-1.