- Museum number
- Series: Oxus Treasure
Gold model chariot: has no wheels, and contains a driver and a now-headless seated figure. The vehicle has a long body with a central box-divider and seat, and added wire stiffening for the top edge of the sides forming two open loop handgrips at the rear of the box. The axle is formed by gold wire and is placed at the rear edge of the box. There are two draught-poles made of flat gold strip. There are two two-horse yokes, each originally fitted with two terret rings for reins (only one of which survives).
- Production date
- 5thC BC
Length: 8.40 centimetres
Weight: 29.50 grammes
Width: 4.70 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Part of 1897.1231.8.
for acquisition, cf. Barnett in BMQ 26/3-4, p. 99.
- On display (G52/dc3)
- Exhibition history
2012 24 May - 30 Sep, London, BM, 'The horse: from Arabia to Royal Ascot'
2006 7 Mar-11 Jun, Barcelona, Fundacion La Caixa, 'L'imperi Oblidat'
2005-2006 Sept-Jan, London, BM, 'Forgotten Empire'
1995-2005 17 Nov-Aug BM, G52/IRAN/17, from official opening
1994 16 Jun-23 Dec, BM, G49/IRAN/27
1989 Temporary display, BM, Room 35 (Hinton St Mary mosaic staircase)
1975-ca 1990 Jul- BM, Iranian Room [IR], OT case
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Deposited and left on loan by Lady H. Cobbold, grand-daughter of Lord Lytton (Viceroy of India) on 29/5/57 (WAA deposit book entry 1091), from whom then acquired in 1957 after she accepted an independent valuation.
- Middle East
- BM/Big number
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