Wagon attachment, possibly a hitch
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Height x width x depth: 7.5 x 11 x 6 cm (2 15/16 x 4 5/16 x 2 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Bronze and silver
Not On View
Object consists of a bar, square in section, with a circular knob at either end. About 1 cm from one end, a circular hole pierces the bar. A U-shaped piece of bronze, also square in section, is attached to the bar at the top of the “U”. Two short rods are riveted to the bar perpendicular to the attachment points of the U-shaped piece, one at each end. At the other end of each short rod is a circular knob, each with a silver appliqué on top showing a seated figure.
By 2005, Torkom Demirjian (dealer), Ariadne Galleries, New York; 2008, gift of Torkom Demirjian to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 17, 2008)
Gift of Torkom Demirjian in honor of John J. Herrmann, Jr., Curator of Classical Art, 1976–2004