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Terracotta: AN1929.306

Object: Fragmentary chariot model

Period: Bronze Age: Akkadian to Old Babylonian Period

Dimensions: H: 7.6cm. W: 8cm. (including axle projections).

Region: Sumer

Find Spot: Kish, (V.470: Tell Ingharra: trench C-3 at 4 metres depth)

Description: mouldmade; baked clay; cream slip on buff fabric; details painted on in black and red; two-wheeled "platform car" with high front with the top missing, paint traces on the front, on the reverse in low relief the headless figure of a kilted man moving to the right; all the car of the chariot survives, open at the sides and with a rectangular block seat over the axle; projecting step at the back; hole for a horizontal pole through seat and lower front; no surviving wheels.

Reference: Moorey (2004) 96

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

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