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Persian, Elamite Pink Terracotta Toy Mouflon, Sheep, on Wheels

Persian, Elamite Pink Terracotta Toy Mouflon, Sheep, on Wheels


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Near Eastern: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1367401

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Persian, Elamite Pink Terracotta Toy Mouflon (Sheep) on Wheels, Middle Elamite Period, ca. 1500 - 1200 BCE. One horn chipped as seen in images, otherwise in excellent condition. Artifact is 2 3/4" x 4" x 4 1/2". With hollow cylindrical body and tiny head. Mounted on four wheels. Wheel axles pass through pierced holes. Cf: The Royal City of Susa, Ancient Near Eastern Treasures in the Louvre, fig. 136, p. 196. According to Archaeology News Network, these animal figurines mounted on little carriages are part of a valuable deposit that is on display at the Louvre Museum in Paris. The Louvre artifacts were unearthed in Susa, southwestern Iran, in the early 20th century. They are part of a valuable deposit found at Susa, near the temple of Inshushinak. The collection of objects consists in a wide range of items assembled under the brilliant Shutrukid dynasty in the late second millennium BC. A number of animals on casters, tablets and wheels found in isolation indicate the widespread existence of these mobile objects, toys or votive carts, at Susa.