Eight wagon attachments

Imperial Period
2nd–3rd century A.D.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Bronze and silver

Not On View


The Ancient World



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.


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