Syro-Hittite Zoomorphic Votive Chariot with a Bull’s Head

Culture: Levant
Period: 1st Half of 2nd millennium B.C.
Material: Clay
Dimensions: 13.5 cm x 12 cm
Price: Sold
Ref: 6239
Provenance: French collection Hekmat and Madeline Nassif, acquired between 1933 and 1987.
Condition: The wood axle modern, one wheel slightly worn, otherwise intact.
Description: Hand-formed clay chariot with hatched incised decoration on the sides and a sculptural, stylized bull’s head on the front. The back is open. The chariot sits on four wheels, whereas the front wheels are almost double the size of the ones in the back. The bull’s head with big round eyes, open mouth and flat horns. Below the head a drop-shaped hatching, possibly depicting the fur. Accompanied by a TL test of 8 December 2018 confirming the age of the chariot.