University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: B2625B
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Iraq
Nippur
Period: Parthian
Section:Near Eastern
Materials:Terracotta
Iconography:Horse
Rider
Credit Line:Babylonian Expedition to Nippur II, 1890, 1990
Other NumberPBS XVI: 246 - Other Number
B2625 A - Other Number

Description

CBS Register: terracotta figurine blackened by fire, roughly made, Parthian. Rider on horseback.
PBS XVI: Persian rider on horseback modelled by hand. The head is rudimentary, reduced to a nose, a beard and a peaked cap. The horse has a thick mane, a forelock, two pellet eyes, and a long nose. Hand and feet of man and horse are scarcely modelled. The rider has the same erect position as before. The figurine is blackened by fire and melting bitumen.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Peace Around the World: Toys and Games for All the Ages (08 Dec 1996 - 31 Aug 1997)View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Catalogue] Olsen, Sandra & Culbertson, Cynthia. 2010. A gift from the desert : the art, history, and culture of the Arabian horse. : Page/Fig./Plate: pg.121/ fig.90View Objects cited in this Publication

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