Colossal Statue of a Persian Rider on a Rearing Horse

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 29 May 2016

The rider wears a tunic and trousers in the Persian fashion. He probably formed part of a hunting scene on one of the ledges around the podium. The upper part of the rider (now lost) was carved from a separate piece of marble and attached to the lower part by means of a dowel. Pentelic marble. Found in the middle of the west side of the Mausoleum Quadrangle of the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, also known as the Tomb of Mausolus. Circa 250 BCE. (The British Museum, London)



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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