SYRO-HITTITE CHARIOT
 

£495.00

Measurements: 9.3 cm – height, 10 cm - width

 

Description: A small buff clay Syro-Hittite chariot with wheels re-attached. The chariot features two wide wheels and the back has two tall open arches, while the front has a T-shaped base with attachment points for horse harnesses. The rider would stand in the middle of the narrow central platform. The axel has been restored with a metal pole that runs through the vehicle and is capped with a wheel on each side. The design closely resembles that of vehicles used on a regular basis for the transport of people and goods. The item comes with a perspex cube on which it is placed in the photos.

 

Reference: Crouwel, J. H. and Littauer, M.A., Wheeled Vehicles and Ridden Animals in the Ancient Near East (Leiden/Köln: 1979)

 

Period: 2nd – 1st millennium BC

 

Condition: Very fine. The item has been re-assembled with a metal pole to keep the wheels in place.

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