• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5487

    Antiquities

    29 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 280

    A CYPRIOT TERRACOTTA CHARIOT

    CYPRO-ARCHAIC, CIRCA 7TH-5TH CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A CYPRIOT TERRACOTTA CHARIOT
    CYPRO-ARCHAIC, CIRCA 7TH-5TH CENTURY B.C.
    Pulled by three horses, with alert ears and rounded forelocks, the chariot with two male figures wearing conical headdresses and arms clasped in front, one facing forward with detailed facial features, the second facing towards the rear, on integral base
    7 in. (17.7 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Acquired by the present owner's father in the early 1960s.


    Pre-Lot Text

    MEDITERRANEAN WORLD PART II