Eight wagon attachments

Roman
Imperial Period
2nd–3rd century A.D.


Accession Number

2008.654.1-8

Medium or Technique

Bronze and silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Transportation

Eight wagon attachments: one circular attachment with a hexagonal knob; two hexagonal knobs; two possible hitches; and three hollow cylinders.

The piece illustrated here is decorated with four silver appliqués: a nude male figure carrying two vessels atop the hexagonal knob; and three images of Mars distributed around the circular portion below. Two bronze links are attached.

Provenance

By 2005, Torkom Demirjian (dealer), Ariadne Galleries, New York; 2008, gift of Torkom Demirjian to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 17, 2008)

Credit Line

Gift of Torkom Demirjian in honor of John J. Herrmann, Jr., Curator of Classical Art, 1976–2004