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Terracotta: AN1931.185

Object: Chariot model

Period: Bronze Age: Akkadian to Old Babylonian Period

Dimensions: H: 4.3cm. (across axle); L: 5.7cm.

Region: Sumer

Find Spot: (Kish 1930-31 season; no recorded site number)

Description: two-wheeler ("straddle car"); handmodelled; baked; pinkish cream slip, buff fabric; tall vertical front, part broken off; pierced towards the bottom with a hole for a straight pole which goes through the body; sharply rising horned shaped saddle seat; forward axle now equipped with two plain, solid wheels, which may not be those originally made for it.

Reference: Moorey (2004) 98

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