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North Syrian Horse Head, Late 3rd Millennium BC

North Syrian Horse Head, Late 3rd Millennium BC

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Near Eastern: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1099731
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Bernhard I. Mller, PhD
Gallery by appointment
Zurich, Switzerland

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$ 340

Fine terracotta horse head with asymmetrical lentoid eyes and an applied mane.
As usual with this group, the head shows the remains of an elaborate trapping.
For a related horse with a rider cf. fig. no. 79, plate 67 in: L. Badre. Les Figurines Anthropo- morphes en Terre Cuite à l'Age du Bronze en Syrie. Paris 1980.
North Syrian, early Bronze Age, late 3rd millennium BC
H. 5.7 cm (2.2 in), H. with stand 10.5 cm (4.1 in)
Very fine. Broken at the neck level.

Swiss private collection, acquired 1968-1978 (data will be provided to the buyer)

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