Jun 25, 2012
Jun 25, 2012
Jun 25, 2012
Jun 25, 2012

Model Chariot

Model Chariot

1st-2nd Century BC

India, Shunga Period

(c. 187-78 BC)


Overall: 11.5 x 12.5 cm (4 1/2 x 4 15/16 in.)

Gift of Navin Kumar 1984.46



This terracotta chariot may have held a figurine of a hero or divinity for use on a domestic altar or as a toy. The two-wheeled conveyance is decorated with rows of flowers and bells. A charioteer and two horses, now indistinct, appear to have been carved onto the front.

See also
Indian Art - Sunga
Type of artwork: 
Credit line: 
Gift of Navin Kumar

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