Model Chariot

200s–100s BCE
(185–78 BCE)
Overall: 11.5 x 12.5 cm (4 1/2 x 4 15/16 in.)
Location: not on view
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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.
Model Chariot

Model Chariot

200s–100s BCE

India, Shunga period (185–78 BCE)

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