Chariot-GDISPLAY211

Rare Syro-Hittite Terracotta Votive Chariot

Weight

2lb.

Height

3"

Width

3"

Depth

5.5"

Description
  • Near East, Levant, Syria, Syro-Hittite, ca. 1500 to 1000 BCE. This is a hand-modeled votive chariot with a nice form; the back of the piece is decorated with crossing lines in dark brown slip, with the original wheels preserved and re-mounted. The added dark pigment makes this an especially rare example. This piece is part of a long tradition in the ancient Near East of pottery figures depicting both religious themes and themes of everyday life. A piece like this one was probably a ritual offering and once had associated figures such as oxen, humans, and even small offerings placed inside of it. Includes custom stand. Size: 2.875″ L x 2.875″ H (7.3 cm x 7.3 cm)

    Provenance: Ex-private Pennsylvania collection, acquired at Los Angeles auction.