Assyrian Horse bookends

    SKU: cmcn434070

    £90.00 Members' price *


    These highly detailed bookends represent a pair of traditional Assyrian cavalry horses.

    The Middle Assyrian Period is marked by the long wars fought during this period that helped build Assyria into a warrior society. The King depended both on the citizen class and priests in his capital, and the landed nobility who supplied the horses needed by Assyria's military.

    It was only in the 9th century BC that cavalry horses, as depicted here, were introduced. These were ridden by Assyrians from the forward seat. Thus a new form of warfare, the cavalry charge, was introduced.


    Product code: cmcn434070
    Details: Sold as a pair
    Exhibition: The horse
    World culture: Assyria and Persia
    Size: Approx. 20cm tall x 15cm wide x 20cm deep
    Materials: Resin
    Weight: 2.355kg
    Standard UK delivery: 5 working days. Overseas times may vary

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