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Terracotta: AN1939.430

Object: Bison

Period: Bronze Age: Middle Bronze Age I

Dimensions: L: 7.2cm. H: 5cm.

Region: Syria

Find Spot: Tell Atchana/Alalakh, (AT8: 130)

Description: (bos banasus)?; handmodelled; baked; grey fabric; forepart only; legs missing; prominent bulbous snout with raised ridge marking the brow above the eyes; rounded ears; on the upper back the thick dorsal mane of a bison rather than the hump of bos indicus seems to be indicated; lump on left shoulder; very worn surface.

Reference: Moorey (2004) 265

Follow this link to the Bronze Age Syria Chapter of the Catalogue Part 2