- Museum number
- Series: Oxus Treasure
Part of a chariot model. Gold sheet cut-out figure of horse: with the muscles indicated by punching and embossed details. The mouth is pierced to receive a rein formed by a flat strip of gold. There are the remains of an attached yoke with a circular yoke-standard and a short length of rein. A circular disc in the centre is attached to a bifurcated wire applied to the neck. This must originally have been a draught horse for a model chariot, possibly also made of metal sheet.
- Production date
- 5thC BC-4thC BC (?)
Height: 5 centimetres
Length: 5.30 centimetres
Weight: 5 grammes
- On display (G52/dc3)
- Exhibition history
2012 24 May-30 Sep, London, BM, 'The horse: from Arabia to Royal Ascot'
2006 7 Mar-11 Jun, Barcelona, Fundacion La Caixa, 'L'imperi Oblidat'
2005-2006 Sept-Jan, London, BM, 'Forgotten Empire'
1995-2005 17 Nov-Aug, BM, G52/IRAN/29a
1994 16 Jun-23 Dec, BM, G49/IRAN/29a
1989 Temporary display, BM, Room 35 (Hinton St Mary mosaic staircase)
1975-ca 1990 Jul- BM, Iranian Room [IR], OT case
1931-ca 1939 BM, Room 20: Persian Room
1923-1931 BM, King Edward VII Building: Franks Display
1900-, BM, Gold Ornament Room
- Acquisition date
- Middle East
- BM/Big number
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: OT 45 (catalogue no)