Chariot Mount with Three Figures

Date: 300–500

Geography: Made in posssibly Gaul

Culture: Late Roman or Byzantine

Medium: Copper Alloy

Dimensions: Overall: 7 15/16 x 7 3/16 x 2 1/8 in. (20.2 x 18.2 x 5.4 cm)

Classification: Metalwork-Copper alloy

Credit Line: Fletcher Fund, 1947

Accession Number: 47.100.42


The men who adorn this chariot mount are probably two orators and a grammarian, as suggested by their gestures and by the scrolls and writing tablets they hold. The piece may have been used to decorate the chariot of a distinguished orator in Gaul.