Height: 9.500 cm
Miss E.T. Turner Bequest excavations
GR 1897.4-1.535 (Terracotta A 22)
Room 12b: Greece: Mycenaeans
Terracotta chariot group
Mycenaean, around 1300
From Tomb 93, Enkomi, Cyprus
Two horses, four legs!
Mycenaeans using chariots for warfare, hunting and ceremonial processions are depicted in a variety of media, including vase paintings and frescoes. The earliest scene of a Mycenaean riding in a chariot was carved on a grave stone placed above one of the Shaft Graves at Mycenae, dating to the sixteenth century BC.
R.A. Higgins, Greek terracottas (London, Methuen, 1967)