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Object Number:B2625B
Current Location: Middle East Galleries
Currently On Display
Provenience: Iraq
Nippur
Period: Parthian
Section:Near Eastern
Materials:Terracotta
Iconography:Horse
Rider
Credit Line:Babylonian Expedition to Nippur II, 1890
Other Number:PBS 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:

Middle East Galleries (21 Apr 2018) View Objects in Exhibition
Peace Around the World: Toys and Games for All the Ages (08 Dec 1996 - 31 Aug 1997) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Catalogue] Culbertson, Cynthia, and Olsen, Sandra. 2010. A gift from the desert : the art, history, and culture of the Arabian horse.. Lexington. Kentucky Horse Park. pg. 231 p. : col. ill., col. maps Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: pg.121/ fig.90View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Legrain, Leon. 1930. Terra-Cottas from Nippur.. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Press. ed. Publications of the Babylonian Section. Vol. XVI. pg. 1-52, 445 plates Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 246View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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