Object: Chariot model; two-wheel straddle car
Period: Bronze Age: Early Dynastic Period
Dimensions: H: 6.8cm. L: 5.3cm. W: 4.5cm.
Find Spot: Kish, (1311: Mound A, east side at 1m. depth)
Description: handmodelled; baked; buff fabric; encrusted with patches of salt; tall rectangular front rising to horn-shaped projections where the two holes for reins would be on the upper edge; the hole for the high arched pole is at the lower centre, pierced downwards diagonally into the body towards the hole for the axle running at right angles to it; saddle-seat for single occupant with a high back; probably originally draped with a skin; single set of plain solid wheels (1925.317-18), not necessarily those originally made for it, though the scale is right.
Reference: Moorey (2004) 49
Follow this link to the Early Dynastic Period in Sumer Chapter of the Catalogue