A NORTH SYRIAN BASALT RELIEF
circa early 2nd millennium b.c.
Depicting a man and a horse in profile to the right, the man with a long flowing plaited beard and a conical cap, his long garment extending below his knees, his right arm resting along the neck and back of the horse, holding the reins in his hands, the horse outfitted with a harness, the eyes recessed, with a short mane, the tail rendered by three interlocking triangles
14¾ in. (37.5 cm) high