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Miniature chariot wheel

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This miniature chariot wheel was dedicated in a sanctuary of Apollo, as the inscription indicates. The bronze wheel has four spokes, pierced at the center for an axle. A dedication to Apollo is inscribed on the rim, in a central Greek alphabet: "Phalas son of Pediarcheion dedicated [this] to...

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Inscription

ΦΑΛΑΣ ΠΕΔΙΑΡΧΕΙΟΝ ΑΝΕΘΕΚΕ ΤΟΠΟΛΟΝΙ

Provenance

By date unknown: with T. Zoumpoulakis, 10 Edward Law, Athens (said to be from near Delphi [Galaxidi, or ancient Chaleion]); purchased by MFA from T. Zoumpoulakis, March 7, 1935, for $ 80.00

Credit Line

William Amory Gardner Fund

Greek, Archaic Period, about 525–500 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 681.

Dimensions

Diameter: 16 cm (6 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

35.61

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture