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Small Solid Wheel for Toy Chariot

Asian Art

CULTURE Harappa
MEDIUM Hand-modeled terra-cotta
  • Place Made: Chanhu Daro, Pakistan
  • DATES ca. 2500 B.C.E.
    PERIOD Indus Valley Civilization
    DIMENSIONS 1 3/4 in. (4.5 cm)  (show scale)
    COLLECTIONS Asian Art
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 37.93
    CREDIT LINE A. Augustus Healy Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Harappa. Small Solid Wheel for Toy Chariot, ca. 2500 B.C.E. Hand-modeled terra-cotta, 1 3/4 in. (4.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, A. Augustus Healy Fund, 37.93. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE group, 37.92_37.93_37.94_37.95_37.97_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Small solid wheel for a toy chariot (37.92), making a pair with 37.94, of reddish pottery. This wheel is attached to the chariot by a new wooden axle which passes through the lower part of the chariot. There is a projection around the hole on the inner side of the wheel, probably to keep it from rubbing on the side of the chariot. The wheel is not exactly round and its surface is rough.
    RECORD COMPLETENESS Good (73%)
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