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Model of dwelling on wheels
AF 852
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

This cart is unique in its style, a place for the yoke and holes for smoke to exit are visible.

History of the Object
Such dwellings, placed on wheels, were used by cattle-breeders when moving from the winter huts to the summer pastures in the mountains, and vice versa.

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Type
Archaeological 
Materials
Grey clay 
Measurements
Height 19.5 cm.  
Creator name
Unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
Azerbaijan 
Geography
Azerbaijan 
Time period
BCE 9th century ~ BCE 7th century 
Creation date
BCE; 9th Century - 7th Century 
Function
It is a mock-up of a dwelling on wheels. The originals of these carts were made of wood and covered with felt. 
Acquisition
These small carts are discovered only inside graves. People buried the deceased with clay carts as a reminiscence about the dwellings where they lived before death. This one was discovered in Mingechevir, in a burial site. 
Copyright
 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
The National Museum of History of Azerbaijan 
Museum
ANAS National Museum of the History of Azerbaijan 
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