Category:Monteleone Chariot

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Monteleone Chariot
The Monteleone Chariot is an Etruscan chariot dated to ca. 530 BC. It was originally uncovered at Monteleone di Spoleto and is currently part of the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Though about 300 ancient chariots are known to still exist, only six are reasonably complete, and the Monteleone chariot is the best-preserved. (This summary was created using Commons SumItUp).
Date 6th century BC
Medium bronze and ivory
Dimensions Length: 209 cm (82.2 in); Height: 130.9 cm (51.5 in)

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Object history
  • : discovered by Isidoro Vannozzi (Colle del Capitano, Monteleone di Spoleto)
  • : purchased by The Metropolitan Museum of Art from O. Vitalini at Paris.
References Metropolitan Museum of Art, online database: entry 247020 as Bronze chariot inlaid with ivory. (accession number: 03.23.1)