Relief of a Charioteer from Cyzicus

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 13 May 2018
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This chariot is driven by a pair of horses. The horses' mane and tail are plaited, and there are tassels around their neck (within the trappings). The chariot has 8-spoked wheels and the carriage is decorated with a lion's relief. The standing man's hair is long and is held together with a ribbon, which falls on his shoulder, like a long earring. The charioteer's right hand holds a whip while his left hand grasps the horses' reins. Proconnesian marble. Archaic Period, late 6th century BCE. From Cyzicus, Erdek, in modern-day Turkey. (Museum of Archaeology, Istanbul, Turkey).

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2018, May 13). Relief of a Charioteer from Cyzicus. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/8674/relief-of-a-charioteer-from-cyzicus/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Relief of a Charioteer from Cyzicus." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 13 May 2018. Web. 18 Oct 2021.