Golden Mummies : Toy

Golden Mummies

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Wooden model horse set on four wheels, with a hole through the neck where a string or cord could have been attached to pull. On its right side, the horse is decorated with three sets of incised lines. The wheels are held in place on the axles by thin wooden dowels.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>While it is difficult to prove objects were used as children’s toys in the modern Western sense, it is tempting to view this model horse-on-wheels as such. One of several known, such objects were perhaps made in reference to the Trojan Horse, described by Virgil in the Aenead of the first century BCE.</p>

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