Was I people-watching at the NYCF? I could have been, because apparently quite a few well-known personalities shop here...but of course, I figure-watched instead. One of the more unusual items on sale was the large chariott, on the stand of Elinor Penna.
Wikipedia says that 'the chariot is the earliest and simplest type of carriage, used in both peace and war as the chief vehicle of many ancient peoples." But to pottery collectors, it is one of the rarer figure groups, and here the bocage was in good shape.
This particular chariot is pulled by two lions and faces left. A similarly styled chariot, facing right and pulled by two lions, is in my photo archive. Wouldn't they make a wonderful pair? Reach deep into your pocket though. A chariot sold at Doyle's last January for $48,000 before buyer's premium--making it around $58,000 all in. Elinor's chariot was more gently priced and in better condition, and now that conspicuous consumption is a thing of the past, who would want two anyway?