The Charioteer

Aakheperure

Bangalee, Australia

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Horses and the wheel came relatively late to Ancient Egypt with foreign invaders. Egyptian war chariots were light fast devices used for shock value, while the chariots of the rich were used to hunt big game.
These lightweight vehicles were stored upside down to prevent the wheels from distorting and could be disassembled and carried by the charioteer. Chariots were an expensive luxury in both contexts, hindered by the lack of suitable local timbers from which to build them.

Based on a charioteer depicted on the wall of the Tomb Chapel of Theban nobleman Nebamun

Date: 2012
Media: Sennelier ink and water colour on papyrus

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  • Donna Huntriss
  • Aakheperure
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