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Syrian two-wheeled chariot - Terracotta

Syrian two-wheeled chariot - TerracottaSyrian two-wheeled chariot - Terracotta

Two-wheeled chariot with high back.
Terracotta. Height 9 cm.
Circa 2000 B.C. Syria.

This type of two-wheeled cart pulled by oxen or asses, transported a divinity up. We found them especially in sanctuaries.
Cf. M. Fortin, Syria. Land of civilizations, Québec, 1999, p. 216.

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