thesilicontribesman: Wetwang Slack Iron Age Ch…


Wetwang Slack Iron Age Chariot Burial Components, Chariot Burial 2, Museum of East Riding, Hull, 10.3.18.

These stunning Iron Age objects were buried in the grave of a an Iron Age woman about 2300 years ago.

The grave was one of a group of three which contained dismantled carts or chariots. The other two were men buried with swords.

The most striking object here is a cylindrical sheet bronze container with sealed ends and curvilinear decoration from the 2nd of 3rd century BCE. Also pictured is a bridal bit and four terrets or rein rings. The white components are missing coral studs which would have been red.