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Title
Kriegswagen
Additional title: Chariot
Collection

Wonders: Images of the Ancient World

Warfare -- Ancient

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1852 - 1898
Library locations
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection
Topics
Chariots
Horses
Armor -- To 499
Campaigns & battles -- Greece -- To 499
Warriors -- Greece -- To 499
War casualties
Genres
Bilderbogen
Notes
Source note: Münchener Bilderbogen, series. (Munich : Braun und Schneider, 1852-1898).
Physical Description
Wood engravings
Hand coloring
Extent: 10.5 x 12 cm
Description
The picture shows 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.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 12098300-c5c0-012f-f203-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
The New York Public Library believes that this item is in the public domain under the laws of the United States, but did not make a determination as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. This item may not be in the public domain under the laws of other countries. Though not required, if you want to credit us as the source, please use the following statement, "From The New York Public Library," and provide a link back to the item on our Digital Collections site. Doing so helps us track how our collection is used and helps justify freely releasing even more content in the future.

Item timeline of events

  • 1852: Issued (Approximate)
  • 2020: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Kriegswagen" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1852 - 1898. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-4732-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Kriegswagen" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 19, 2020. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-4732-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1852 - 1898). Kriegswagen Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-4732-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Kriegswagen