- Museum number
Terracotta model of a four-horse war chariot; handmade with modelled and painted details; the driver and passenger are dressed as warriors, while the remains of the third - possibly a shield-holder - are visible to the left of the two preserved figures. Both wear pointed caps or helmets, with cheeck flats which are lowered and secured around the neck. The modeleld details on the horses include elaborate bridling and decorative tassles hanging from their neck. Traces and red and black paint. on the bodies of the horsesm and on the faces and hair of the two men.
- Production date
- 700 BC-600 BC
Length: 15.24 centimetres
- On display (G72/dc5)
- Exhibition history
1977 London, British Museum, Animals in Art
2018-2019, 8 Nov 2018-24 Feb 2019, London, British Museum, I am Ashurbanipal: king of the world, king of Assyria
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- The registration group GR 1910,6-20.1-23 was originally deposited on loan at the BM in 1886, part of the collection of antiquities loaned by Warren to the Cyprus Court of the Colonial and Indian Exhibition in London the same year (see Lang 1886, 36-8). The paper label on the base reading '336 Warren Tamasssus' refers to the exhibition catalogue. Following his death in Canada in 1910, his executors sold the deposited material to the Trustees for £15 (see GR Trustees Reports, 3 May, 1910; information also in the GR Register for this group). A terracotta figurine, registered as 1910,6-20.22, was returned to the Cyprus Museum a few years later as it had been mistakenly sent to the British Museum with Warren's material. Not everything in the group purchased in 1910 was registered by the British Museum: the duplicate items from Tamassos donated to museum/college collections in the United Kingdom (in Aberystwyth, Dublin, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath and possibly other places) also appear to have come from the original group of items loaned by Warren.
Lang R.H. 1886, Colonial and Indian Exhibition 1886. Handbook to Cyprus (with map of island) and catalogue of the exhibits (London).
- Greek and Roman
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