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Votive Wheel


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Description Many votive wheels have been found as dedications in sanctuaries. Some may have been attached to tiny model chariots. In the Geometric period, the part often stood for the whole, and a wheel could represent a full chariot. As the chariot was the vehicle of the celestial gods, it was also associated with the sun and moon.
Provenance William T. / Henry Walters Collection, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters

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ca. 750-700 BC (Late Geometric)
Medium
bronze
(Metal)
Accession Number
54.1196
Measurements
2 3/4 in. (7 cm)
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