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Terracotta model of a two-wheeled cart with a driver.
A cart in a religious procession, carrying temple treasure, probably silver plate: two large round dishes, a rectangular lanx with handles, and a skyphos. The cart, modelled in the round, with two wheels of eight spokes, is of a high and semicircular form, probably made of wickerwork on a wooden frame, with a box-base, resting on the axle and projecting front and back. The driver, apparently with a shaved head and wearing a short tunic, sits on the front projection; the rear projection is decorated with diagonal grooves and impressed points. Similar decoration is found on the front of the cart itself, flanking the driver. A very small firing-vent is pierced through the bottom of one wheel.
Hollow; two-piece mould. Micaceous red-brown Nile silt.
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Height: 9.90 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- BM Terracotta IV
Comparanda. Close, probably same mouldseries: Ewigleben and von Grumbkow 1991: no. 148; Perdrizet 1921: no. 308, from the Fayum.
Bibliog. Vassilika 1992: 271, no. 49; Cook 1995: 228.
- On display (G70/dc29)
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- Greek and Roman
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