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Kriegswagen.  [Chariot.]

Image ID: 1624225

Kriegswagen. [Chariot.] (1852-1898)

Image Details

Image Title

:  Kriegswagen. [Chariot.]

Published Date

: 1852-1898


: Wood engravings

Specific Material Type

: prints

Item Physical Description

: 1 print : col. ; 10.5 x 12 cm.


: The picture shows a warriors fighting from a chariot in a battle from the Homeric (or Heroic) age of Greek warfare. Chariots were used in early Greek warfare as fighting platforms (as shown here, where they gave a warrior a height advantage, as when fighting from a horse). They could also be used as transportation to the battlefield for epic heroes who dismounted to fight on foot. The soldier in full armor in the chariot uses a spear to st ....
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Original Source

: From M√ľnchener Bilderbogen, series. (Munich : Braun und Schneider, 1852-1898) .


: Wonders: Images of the Ancient World / Warfare -- Ancient

Source Description

: 1 folder (24 pictures); 1 oversize folder (3 pictures)


: Mid-Manhattan Library / Picture Collection

Catalog Call Number


Digital ID

: 1624225

Record ID

: 1762681

Digital Item Published

: 8-27-2008; updated 3-25-2011

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