The forepart of a terracotta horse; the rear is lost. Parts of the forelegs survive; both ears are damaged. Solid; hand-modelled. Orange-brown Nile silt with a thick dark-grey core and many white inclusions, and some mica. Overall white slip, much worn; traces of dark-red fired-on ceramic colour on chest.
- Excavated/Findspot: Wadi Sarga, monastery
- (Africa,Egypt,Middle Egypt,Asyut,Wadi Sarga)
- Height: 7.4 centimetres
Donated: Byzantine Research and Publication Fund (BRPF). Excavated by R. Campbell Thompson and F.A. Richards in 1913-14 at Wadi Sarga, 15 miles south of Asyut. [The same as registration no. 1919,0505.316.]
Late Roman, about AD 550-650.
Excavated 1913-1914 by Reginald Campbell Thompson on behalf of the Byzantine Research Fund.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
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Object reference number: YCA32492
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