- Museum number
- Series: Oxus Treasure
Part of a chariot model. Gold sheet cut-out figure of a stallion: the horse, possibly intended to be a Nesaean, is finely finished, with punched and incised details of harness, mane (though not dressed in typical Persian style) and tail. The mouth is pierced, probably for wire reins now missing. A large circular ring surmounted by a flower-like ornament is attached to the girth. The forelock is shown tied into a splayed tuft on the poll and there is a loop on the horse's back, probably for a wire yoke.
- Production date
- 5thC BC
Height: 4 centimetres
Length: 5.40 centimetres
Weight: 9.50 grammes
Thickness: 0.10 centimetres
- On display (G52/dc3)
- Exhibition history
2012 24 May-30 Sep, 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 46 (catalogue no)