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Wagon attachment, possibly a hitch

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Object consists of a bar, square in section, with a circular knob at either end. About 1 cm from one end, a circular hole pierces the bar. A U-shaped piece of bronze, also square in section, is attached to the bar at the top of the "U". Two short rods are riveted to the bar perpendicular to the...

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By date unknown: Spanish private collection; 1938: acquired by the Benzaquen family, Gibraltar, thence by descent to I. S. Benzaquen, P.O. Box 428, 295 Main Street, Gibraltar; 1988: sold by I. S. Benzaquen to a German private collection; 2002: acquired from a German private collection by Torkom Demirjian, Ariadne Galleries, Inc., 970 Madison Avenue, New York, New York 10021, January 25, 2002; 2005-2008: lent by Torkom Demirjian to MFA (as L-G 91.2.2005); 2008: gift of Torkom Demirjian to MFA, September 17, 2008

Credit Line

Gift of Torkom Demirjian in honor of John J. Herrmann, Jr., Curator of Classical Art, 1976–2004

Roman, Imperial Period, 2nd–3rd century A.D.


Height x width x depth: 7.5 x 11 x 6 cm (2 15/16 x 4 5/16 x 2 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Bronze and silver


The Ancient World


Tools & equipment, Transportation