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Terracotta: AN1926.481

Object: Fragment of the upper front of a chariot model

Period: Bronze Age: Akkadian to Old Babylonian Period

Dimensions: H: 5.8cm. W: 8cm.

Region: Sumer

Find Spot: Kish, (3026)

Description: mouldmade; baked; cream-slip, buff fabric; two holes pierced for reins; below: to left: facing right, a bearded man with broad-brimmed rounded cap or "turban"; right arm down his side holding a weapon(?), now lost; left arm raised in a gesture to the facing deity; folds of his garment over the bent elbow; to right: facing left, goddess with horned headdress and cross-bands on the upper body; her right hand, holding a staff or bow, is extended towards the facing figure; left hand down her side holding a weapon(?), now lost.

Reference: Moorey (2004) 124

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

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