The Sun Chariot in Bronze Original Size


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The Sun Chariot is dated from around 1400 BC. It was found when the bogs near Trundholm on Zealand went under the plough in 1902. The small six wheeled chariot was broken into many parts but this was not only done by the plow. The chariot must have been broken already when it was dumped in the bog during the Bronze Age. The pieces were salvageable, however, and formed a miniature sun disc on a horse drawn carriage. The sun disc is made from two bronze plates that have been fused together. One side has been covered in a thin layer of gold. The horse is delicately formed with patterns on the front end forming eyes, mane and reins. The casting has been done by a master. The whole piece is put together on a frame and is to be seen as a horse drawn sun on a six wheeled chariot. The original is displayed at the Danish National Museum and is one of the greatest finds from ancient times in Denmark. The copy is the same size as the original and made from bronze with decoration on the sun disc in 24 karat gold.

Despite the enormous gap in time, between varying sources, particularly Norse mythology, known from 13th AD century sources, the distinct reference of the sun being drawn by chariot is found in Norse mythology.


Size: (WxHxD) 54 cm x 35 cm x 29 cm

Material: Bronze and 24 carat Gold