Relief of a Horse Rider from Balat

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 24 May 2018

This rectangular marble piece depicts a horse rider advancing to the right. The upper body is encased in an armor (the shape of the armor fits the anatomical contours of the chest and upper abdomen). He holds a short and wide sword in his right hand while the left hand grasps a shield. 4th to 5th century CE. From Balat, Istanbul, in modern-day Turkey. (Museum of Archaeology, Istanbul, Turley).

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About the Author

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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APA Style

Amin, O. S. M. (2018, May 24). Relief of a Horse Rider from Balat. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/8812/relief-of-a-horse-rider-from-balat/

Chicago Style

Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Relief of a Horse Rider from Balat." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified May 24, 2018. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/8812/relief-of-a-horse-rider-from-balat/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Relief of a Horse Rider from Balat." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 24 May 2018. Web. 07 Feb 2023.

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