Cypriot Terracotta  Quadriga Chariot with Warriors


15508. Cypriot Terracotta Quadriga Chariot with Warriors

Ca. 6th Century BC.

The terracotta statuette depicts a charioteer driving a quadriga (four-horse chariot) accompanied by a warrior standing behind him. Both men are bearded and wear conical helmets with disc ear protectors; the seated driver hands out to reigns, the other behind with disc shield on his back. The horses and chairot are attached to the integral base.
Condition: One horse and corner of platform missing, wheels chipped, two horse and one human head repaired.
Size 6 inches H. x 5-5/8 inches L.
For a similar, less complete example, see The Getty Museum’s object no 71.AD.147. and The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Censnola Collection.
Compare Desmond Morris, The Art od Ancient Cyprus, for similar example.
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