Iranian Bronze Chariot with Charioteer

Culture: Iran/Amlash
Period: around 1000 B.C.
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: 11.5 cm x 9 cm
Price: 3 200 Euro
Ref: 6280
Provenance: French private collection, acquired on 7 December 1984 from Guy Loudmer.
Condition: Intact
Description: Rare sculptural group of cast bronze with an oversized dimensional, stylized charioteer with arms wide open. The male figure wears a vestment wrapped around the belly and a tight cap. The upper body is elongated and bar-shaped, the legs are short and straight. Eyes, mouth and nose are worked out. The figure stands on a two-wheel vehicle with a long drawbar. The drawbar is pierced in the front, holding a bronze wire with loops on both ends. These loops are around the neck of two stylized and only roughly worked out horses. In this completeness with charioteer very rare. Possibly from the Amlash region. With an old collection number in red color at the bottom.