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Additional title: Chariot.

Wonders: Images of the Ancient World

Warfare -- Ancient

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1852 - 1898
Library locations
Art and Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC-WON WARF-Anc
Armor -- To 499
Chariots -- Greece -- To 499
Warriors -- Greece -- To 499
Content: 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 stab an approaching enemy armed with a sword before his foe on the ground can get to grips with him. The charioteer behind the warrior has his shield slung across his back for protection against attacks from behind. The dead soldier lying in front has been stripped of his armor by his foes, a common practice in battles of this era.
Source note: Münchener Bilderbogen, series. (Munich : Braun und Schneider, 1852-1898).
Physical Description
Wood engravings
Extent: 1 print : col. ; 10.5 x 12 cm.
Type of Resource
Still image
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 12098300-c5c0-012f-f203-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1852: Issued (Approximate)
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

MLA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Kriegswagen." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1852 - 1898. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-4732-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Kriegswagen." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 30, 2016. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-4732-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1852 - 1898). Kriegswagen. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-4732-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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