Chariot Fitting



Egyptian alabaster or calcite terminal from the yoke of a chariot, perforated across the hollow base by a hole for fixing. The top finishes with a conical point above a wide carination. Marked by the excavator in black ink 324. When accessioned in the collection (1956) was thought to be a jar stopper. Find number 33/324. From the Central City:The Police Barracks: R42.10 ("alabaster chariot pole finial "). Compare with another object in the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, UC 132 "Barytes terminal from yoke of state chariot". Excavated by the Egypt Exploration Society in 1933. Acquired by the EES in the division of finds. Donated to the East Anglia Egyptian Society by the EES in recognition of a contribution to the EES (excavation subscription). Donated to Norwich Castle Museum. Purchased from the collections of Norwich Castle Museum in 1956 by Liverpool City Museum (now World Museum).