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Chariot Collection

Background imageChariot Collection: The Shield of Achilles, used in his battle with Hector

The Shield of Achilles, used in his battle with Hector. Scenes include the earth, sky and sea, the sun, the moon and the constellations, two beautiful cities full of people, a field being ploughed

Background imageChariot Collection: Queen Boudica of the Iceni Tribe

Queen Boudica of the Iceni Tribe. Commanded a combined army of British tribes which rose up and sacked Camulodunum (Colchester)

Background imageChariot Collection: Freya in her Chariot

Freya in her Chariot
In Scandinavian mythology, the Goddess of love, marriage and the dead. She was the wife of Odin, and is the counterpart of Venus, and is sometimes identified as Frigg

Background imageChariot Collection: The Chariot by Kay Nielsen

The Chariot by Kay Nielsen
An image of a dancer being carried to her carriage in the background by a masked man. Date: 29th January 1930

Background imageChariot Collection: Thor Fights the Jotunes

Thor Fights the Jotunes
The god Thor fights the giants (the Jotun or Jotune) from his chariot with his hammer, thunder & lightning

Background imageChariot Collection: Queen Boudicca inciting the Britons to revolt

Queen Boudicca inciting the Britons to revolt
Queen Boudicca of the Iceni tribe inciting the Britons to revolt against Roman domination. circa 60 AD

Background imageChariot Collection: Boudicca with her two daughters

Boudicca with her two daughters
Boudicca, Queen of the Iceni Tribe, addressing her troops from a small chariot before going into battle against the Romans

Background imageChariot Collection: Ben-Hur, chariot race scene, book by General Lew Wallace

Ben-Hur, chariot race scene, book by General Lew Wallace
Ben-Hur, chariot race scene, jacket design of the book by General Lew Wallace, published by Sears, Roebuck and Co, Chicago, USA. 20th century

Background imageChariot Collection: The Trundholm sun chariot. Early Bronze Age. C. 1400 BC

The Trundholm sun chariot. Early Bronze Age. C. 1400 BC
Prehistory. The Trundholm sun chariot. Early Bronze Age. C. 1400 BC. Scandinavian

Background imageChariot Collection: Ancient Greek Battle

Ancient Greek Battle
ANCIENT GREECE The soldiers, some in chariots and some on foot, use spears and swords against their foe

Background imageChariot Collection: Poseidon / Vase Painting

Poseidon / Vase Painting
Poseidon/Neptune with his chariot and winged horses

Background imageChariot Collection: Assyrian Lion Hunt

Assyrian Lion Hunt
Ancient Assyrian wall panel of alabaster, probably painted originally in colour. Symbolical design expressing the conquest of the lion

Background imageChariot Collection: Rome / Circus Maximus

Rome / Circus Maximus
Restoration by Canina of the Circus Maximus in its heyday : a chariot race is in progress and the slopes are thronged with spectators. The Imperial Palace is on the left

Background imageChariot Collection: Fantasy Animals / Neptune

Fantasy Animals / Neptune
Hippocampi, beasts who were half horse, half fish, draw Neptunes chariot across the sea

Background imageChariot Collection: Aphrodite / Venus

Aphrodite / Venus
Aphrodite/Venus rides her chariot, drawn by doves, through the clouds

Background imageChariot Collection: BOADICEA (-62)

BOADICEA (-62)
BOADICEA (aka Boudicca) Queen of the Iceni, in her chariot

Background imageChariot Collection: Boadicea leading Iceni revolt by Fortunino Matania

Boadicea leading Iceni revolt by Fortunino Matania
Boadicea (variously spelt, eg Boudicca), Queen of the Iceni, wife of Prasutagus. Leader of a vigorous but doomed revolt against the Roman occupation of Britain pictured with her daughters in full

Background imageChariot Collection: Horse trotting races - Hipodromo, Sant Lluis, Mahon, Menorca

Horse trotting races - Hipodromo, Sant Lluis, Mahon, Menorca
A horse wating in the stables for the next race, casts a shadow on the stable wall. Trotting racing is also known as harness racing, or pacing

Background imageChariot Collection: St. Marks Square, Venice, Italy - The Horses of St. Mark

St. Marks Square, Venice, Italy - The Horses of St. Mark
The Horses of Saint Mark (the Triumphal Quadriga) - a set of Roman bronze statues of four horses, originally part of a monument depicting a quadriga (a four-horse carriage used for chariot racing)

Background imageChariot Collection: Greece. Athens. Parthenon. Head of horse from the chariot of

Greece. Athens. Parthenon. Head of horse from the chariot of the moon-goddes Selene. East pediment. 5th C. BC. British Museum. London. United Kingdom

Background imageChariot Collection: Roman one-horse chariot known as the Rheda

Roman one-horse chariot known as the Rheda, Cavruca or Cavrus.. Handcolored copperplate engraving from Robert von Spalarts Historical Picture of the Costumes of the Principal People of Antiquity

Background imageChariot Collection: Cuchulain / Leyendecker

Cuchulain / Leyendecker
Cuchulain (Cu Chulainn) rides his chariot into battle

Background imageChariot Collection: Statue of Queen Boudicca of the Iceni, Westminster

Statue of Queen Boudicca of the Iceni, Westminster
Statue of Queen Boudicca of the Iceni in her Chariot on the Westminster Embankment at the end of Westminster Bridge, London - Coronation of Elizabeth II. Date: 1953

Background imageChariot Collection: ROMAN ART. Roman marble relief from a conmmemorative monumen

ROMAN ART. Roman marble relief from a conmmemorative monument to the Battle of Actium (31 BC). Detail of a processional scene. Museum of Fine Arts. Budapest. Hungary

Background imageChariot Collection: Kronos Eats his Children

Kronos Eats his Children
VILLAGE LIFE:butcher works, monk distributes charity, man sits in stocks, others plough irrigate, wash fleeces, as Saturn/Cronos (Time) flies by

Background imageChariot Collection: Wellington Arch, Constitution Hill, London

Wellington Arch, Constitution Hill, London
View of the Wellington Arch, Constitution Hill, London, a triumphal arch to the south of Hyde Park, designed by Decimus Burton and built between 1826 and 1830

Background imageChariot Collection: Flea Circus Chariots

Flea Circus Chariots
Professor Tomlins flea circus: a flea is pushed into position at the start of the chariot race; fine harnessing wires attach the fleas to the chariots Date: 1960s

Background imageChariot Collection: Indian festival of Puri

Indian festival of Puri
Festividad de Carro en Puri : Spanish poster advertising the Chariot Festival in Puri, India. The temple-shaped chariots can be seen in the background while Indian drummers dance in front

Background imageChariot Collection: Medea in her Chariot

Medea in her Chariot
The sorceress Medea flies through the Greek airspace in her serpent-powered chariot

Background imageChariot Collection: Thor

Thor
God of the sky and of thunder, red of beard and fiery of temper, particularly on Thursdays. He will die killing the World Serpent at the battle of Ragnarok

Background imageChariot Collection: Pontchartrain Hotel, Campus Martius, Detroit, Michigan, USA

Pontchartrain Hotel, Campus Martius, Detroit, Michigan, USA
Pontchartrain Hotel (left) and Hammond Building (right), Campus Martius, Detroit, Michigan, USA. The Soldiers and Sailors Monument can be seen in the left foreground

Background imageChariot Collection: Roman racing chariots: four-horse Quadriga

Roman racing chariots: four-horse Quadriga at top and two-horse Biga below.. Handcolored copperplate engraving from Robert von Spalarts Historical Picture of the Costumes of the Principal People of

Background imageChariot Collection: Poster advertising motor coach tours in Greece

Poster advertising motor coach tours in Greece, arranged by the National Tourist Organization in cooperation with the travel agencies in Greece

Background imageChariot Collection: Philip Ii / Macedon / Chapma

Philip Ii / Macedon / Chapma
KING PHILIP OF MACEDON Greek ruler and soldier, conquered all Greece and defeated the Persians; father of Alexander

Background imageChariot Collection: Greek Military Chariot

Greek Military Chariot
Greek warriors in a chariot

Background imageChariot Collection: Britons, tattooed Caledonians and Queen Boudica

Britons, tattooed Caledonians and Queen Boudica
Ancient Briton with spear and shield, naked Caledonians with woad tattoos, and Queen Boudica with wooden chariot. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Verico from Giulio Ferrarios Costumes Ancient

Background imageChariot Collection: Cybele, goddess of the Phrygians, in a chariot

Cybele, goddess of the Phrygians, in a chariot
Cybele, goddess of the Phrygians, with orb and sceptre in a chariot drawn by four lions. With Attis in Phrygian cap holding syrinx panpipes and shepherds crook. Cibele, Ati, &c

Background imageChariot Collection: Ancient Roman Circus and chariot race

Ancient Roman Circus and chariot race
Ancient Roman Circus or games arena 1, four-horse chariot or quadriga 2, chariot yoke with rams head 3, and bronze medal to honour the victor 4

Background imageChariot Collection: Sun God in a Chariot

Sun God in a Chariot

Background imageChariot Collection: Dance beside the Bridge over the Manzanares Channel, 1784

Dance beside the Bridge over the Manzanares Channel, 1784
Francisco Bayeu y Subias (1734-1795). Spanish painter. Dance beside the Bridge over the Manzanares Channel, 1784. Detail. (On loan, Prado Museum, Madrid). History Museum. Madrid. Spain

Background imageChariot Collection: Let me build a castle in the air and carry you off

Let me build a castle in the air and carry you off in a chariot fair - fairy and elves Date: circa 1920s

Background imageChariot Collection: Turkey. Kanuni Sultan Suleyman bridge. Buyukcekmece

Turkey. Kanuni Sultan Suleyman bridge. Buyukcekmece
Ottoman Empire. Turkey. Kanuni Sultan Suleyman bridge or Buyukcekmece Bridge. Buyukcekmece, near Istanbul. It was built by Sinan on a commission from Selim II, 16th century

Background imageChariot Collection: Il Valor Vincitore

Il Valor Vincitore
A painting depicting a violent scene of battle, involving warriors with horned helmets and shields swathed in fired arrows, upon a chariot led by powerful, rearing warhorses

Background imageChariot Collection: Burial of a Pauper in Germany, 1880, by Franciszek Streitt

Burial of a Pauper in Germany, 1880, by Franciszek Streitt
Franciszek Streitt (1839-1890). Polish painter. Burial of a Pauper in Germany, 1880. Detail. 19th Century Polish Art Gallery (Sukiennice Museum). National Museum of Krakow. Poland. Date: 2018

Background imageChariot Collection: The Hay Wain, 1890, by Jozef Pankiewicz (1866-1940). Detail

The Hay Wain, 1890, by Jozef Pankiewicz (1866-1940). Detail
Jozef Pankiewicz (1866-1940). Polish painter. The Hay Wain, 1890. Detail. 19th Century Polish Art Gallery (Sukiennice Museum). National Museum of Krakow. Poland. Date: 2018

Background imageChariot Collection: Four-in-Hand, 1881, by Jozef Chelmonski (1849-1914). Detail

Four-in-Hand, 1881, by Jozef Chelmonski (1849-1914). Detail
Jozef Chelmonski (1849-1914). Polish painter. Four-in-Hand, 1881. Detail. 19th Century Polish Art Gallery (Sukiennice Museum). National Museum of Krakow. Poland. Date: 2018

Background imageChariot Collection: Italy, Pompeii. Pompeian frescoes of the Macellum

Italy, Pompeii. Pompeian frescoes of the Macellum
Italy, Pompeii. Pompeian frescoes which decorated the northwest wall of the Macellum (Market). 1st century AD. Forum area. Date: 2014

Background imageChariot Collection: Obelisk of Theodosius. 4th century. Detail of the pedestal

Obelisk of Theodosius. 4th century. Detail of the pedestal
Obelisk of Roman emperor Theodosius.4th century AD. Detail of the pedestal. Theodosius I offers laurels of victory. Hippodrome of Constantinople. Istanbul, Turkey. Date: 2007



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