Terracotta plaque with a chariot-racing scene
Plaques of this type were named after Marchese Giorgio Campana, who had a large collection and published the first study of them in the 1840s. They were originally used to decorate the upper walls of porticoes and shrines, and occasionally private houses. The scene here shows a quadriga (four-horse chariot) thundering towards the three obelisks of the meta (turning post).
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