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Terracotta: AN1924.495

Object: Model chariot front

Period: Bronze Age: Akkadian to Old Babylonian Period

Dimensions: H: 14cm. W: 7.3cm.

Region: Sumer

Find Spot: Unprovenanced

Description: mouldmade; baked; cream slip, pink fabric; upper left projection missing; broken off at the bottom where the hole for the chariot hole is pierced; moulded relief on the reverse (surface accretion); rein-holes carefully modelled at the top; upperfield: crescent; solar disk above crescent; crescent; below: two facing figures; to left: male human worshipper in right profile wearing broad-brimmed cap with rounded top; ankle-length robe with patterned border from waist to ankle at the front; right arm, bent at the elbow, held across the chest with hand raised in salute; left arm bent at elbow, hand at waist; to right: standing god in multiple horned crown facing worshipper, wearing ankle-length garment, with prominent borders, falls away to reveal left leg, left foot set on a podium. An object, possibly a saw, is held in the left hand; the right is just above the knee.

Reference: ANET-23Bronze1MesII-Catalogue-2.