Carriage - ROM2006_7205_1

ROM2006_7205_1

Carriage

Medium:Wood, bronze, iron
Geography: China
Date: 19th century
Period: Qing Dynasty
Object number: 2000.87.1.1
Credit Line: Gift of Joey and Toby Tanenbaum. Certified by the Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board under the terms of the Cultural Propert Export and Import Act. Attestė par la Commission canadienne d’examen des exportations de biens culturels en vertu de la Loi sur l’exportation et l’importation de biens culturels.
On view
Gallery Location:Gallery of Chinese Architecture
DescriptionThis type of two-wheeled carriage, drawn by mule, horse or donkey, was the standard means of passenger transportation over land in China from the 17th to the early 20th century. Although different in style, this carriage is remarkably similar to Bronze Age chariots. Each wheel is reinforced by 423 iron nails. This large quantity is required because the wheels have tires made from nine separate iron strakes instead of a continuous iron hoop.
Collection:
China
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