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Figurine

Unknown-0750/-0450

National Museums of World Culture

National Museums of World Culture

Chariot drawn by four horses, mounted by two figurines. Horses have straight, peg-shaped legs, thin, straight bodies, tall necks tapering upwards, with wide, flat front. The outer horses have long tails falling down right hind leg. Horses have, long, narrow heads, incised mouths, and pierced nostrils. They are provided with nose-bands, cheek-bands, front-bands, and blinkers. The tops of heads are covered by a crest consisting of small, round discs and a central knob. The chariot is rectangular with three plain sides, open at back, resting on an axle with two large wheels with rounded hubs, and provided with five spokes each. In the middle of the rear of the chariot is a rectangular support. Between the outer and inner horses are beams which are fastened to the yoke. Each horse has two reins. The outer horses have hade side covers, now only partly preserved. The horses have also had front-covers and breast-bands of which only the breast-band of the left outer horse is preserved. Human figures: The figure on the right is the driver. His head is moulded, with large, leaf-shaped eyes, full lips, wig, and plain beard. To the left is the warrior. His left arm is advanced, resting on the left, front corner of the chariot; his right arm resting on back and right shoulder of the driver. The whole group stands on a roughly rectangular tablet. Brown clay with thick, black core.

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  • Title: Figurine
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: -0750/-0450
  • Place Part Of: Cyprus
  • Physical Dimensions: w330 mm
  • Excavation: Ajia Irini, Cyprus
  • Type: Figurine
  • Rights: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.5/se/

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