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Terracotta Chariot with Incised Decorations - P.2188
Origin: Houran, Syria
Circa: 1900 BC to 1600 BC
Dimensions: 5" (12.7cm) high x 4.25" (10.8cm) wide x 5" (12.7cm) depth
Catalogue: V1
Collection: Near Eastern
Medium: Terracotta

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Location: United States
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This splendid wheeled vehicle represents a chariot with a cover of woven palm branches. In such a wagon during ancient festivals, the image of the local god or goddess might have been drawn through the streets in triumph. This terracotta model was offered as a votive gift to please the gods, perhaps by a celebrant at one of their rites. What did that long-vanished person wish for in making such an offering? Perhaps for health, wealth and happiness, things not so very different from what we might want today. - (P.2188)

 

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