Model of gold chariot drawn by four horses abreast; the chariot is open at the back, and has a square front, ornamented with two incised bands in saltire decorated with triangles, and having at the point of crossing the head of the Egyptian dwarf-god Bes; the underside is largely covered with cross-hatching, and along the bottom of the sides is a band with parallel vertical lines; the two wheels each have nine spokes, and the tyres are studded with small pellets to represent stud-like projections. The axle is soldered at either end but the wheels originally rotated freely. In the interior a strip of gold runs from front to back, where it is bent downwards at right angles and fixed to the bottom of the car; on this is seated the principal personage. He wears a long robe reaching to the ankles, the sleeves of which appear to be empty like those of the candys; on his head is a hood or cap, around the front of which is a flat strip of gold, resembling a fillet, with the ends projecting above the forehead; around his neck is a collar of gold wire. The second figure represents the charioteer, who wears a similar cap without a fillet, a short girded tunic and a wire collar; his legs are also formed of wires. The four horses are connected by a single yoke, to which they are harnessed by breast-straps; upon the yoke, above each horse, is a loop, through which the wire reins pass; alternating with these loops are vertical ornaments resembling plumes; the yoke is connected with a pair of shafts, within which stand the innermost horses. The bits have large rings at the sides, and each animal has on the breast a martingale with pendant tassel which is punched in the metal. The two human figures are fixed to the chariot by wires passing through holes in the bottom and doubled over beneath. In the case of the charioteer these wires are attached to a small plate connecting his feet; in the case of the other figure they are longer, and also pass through the seat.
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