University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: B15486
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Greek
Provenience: Iraq
Nippur
Section:Near Eastern
Materials:Terracotta
Iconography:Horse
Rider
Credit Line:Babylonian Expedition to Nippur, 1900
Other NumberPBS XVI: 263 - Other Number

Description

CBS Register: clay. Greek rider. Horse with strapping, large neck, stiff mane.
PBS XVI: Greek rider. His flat headdress not unlike the hat of the Athenian cavalry men, and close to the “causia” of the Macedonian riders, is very different from the Persian peaked cap. The horse has a thick mane cut in a brush and well modelled. The eyes are pellets. Bridle and strappings are marked by lines of small circles on the head, neck and nose. There is a hole for a bridle (?) in the mouth.


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.116/ fig.71View Objects cited in this Publication

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