Indus Valley Culture. <em>Small Solid Wheel for Toy Chariot</em>, ca. 2500 B.C.E. Hand-modeled terra-cotta, 1 15/16 in. (4.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, A. Augustus Healy Fund, 37.94. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , 37.63_37.92-.94_37.96_37.97_37.106_bw.jpg)

Small Solid Wheel for Toy Chariot

Artist:Indus Valley Culture

Medium: Hand-modeled terra-cotta

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 2500 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 1 15/16 in. (4.9 cm)


Museum Location: Asian Galleries, Arts of South Asia, 2nd floor


Accession Number: 37.94

Image: 37.63_37.92-.94_37.96_37.97_37.106_bw.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Small solid wheel for a toy chariot (37.92), making a pair with 37.93, 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 and somewhat chipped.

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