Horse figurines from Hala Sultan Tekke
MetadataShow full item record
Recht, L. (2018). Horse figurines from Hala Sultan Tekke. Opuscula, 11 https://doi.org/10.17863/CAM.34170
During the 2017 season at Hala Sultan Tekke, the head of an equid figurine was found (N100, fig. 1a-b). The figurine is remarkable in being a very ‘naturalistic’ piece with a high degree of sensitivity to the features of the animal. The features of the equid are carefully modelled with short ears, wide-set eyes marked both by raised and indented eye sockets (possibly at one point containing inlays), indented nostrils, and mouth shown as open. The mane is rendered by a low-raised and perpendicularly incised ridge along the back of the neck, while the forelock falls onto the crown of the head, marked incisions that follow the line of the head, indicating a falling rather than erect mane. Taken together, these features suggest that the equid is a horse (Equus caballus). This is in line with the horse being the most frequently depicted equid in Cyprus in this period.
This record's DOI: https://doi.org/10.17863/CAM.34170
This record's URL: https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/286864
Recommended or similar items
The current recommendation prototype on the Apollo Repository will be turned off on 03 February 2023. Although the pilot has been fruitful for both parties, the service provider IKVA is focusing on horizon scanning products and so the recommender service can no longer be supported. We recognise the importance of recommender services in supporting research discovery and are evaluating offerings from other service providers. If you would like to offer feedback on this decision please contact us on: email@example.com