Strettweg Chairot

Strettweg Chairot
  

            The Strettweg Chairot is an  artwork of the Metal Age. It appeared in Austria in a funerary equipment and is made ​​of bronze. It represents a four-wheeled vehicle with many figures. In the center is a woman, probably a goddess. She raises her arms back into a curve and she is holding a very open vessel resting on her head. In front and back, two characters hold the ramifications of the antlers of a deer, while in sides there are two riders on their horses.
It dates from 700-600 before Christ. It belongs to the Iron Age. At this age, this artwork belongs to a culture called Hallstatt. The Hallstatt culture, which is a Central Europe one, there are many swords, belts, bracelets, earrings... with plenty of geometric decoration. In relation to fertility, there are small processional chariots, with representations of birds or nude female figures, as this artwork.
  

            In conclusion, this artwork is very interesting. Its great antiquity suggests, what were the thoughts of these people?
It is in the Landesmuseum Joanneum in Graz, Austria.

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