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A studio-created full-size chariot replica based on those seen in Cecil B. DeMille's biblical epic The Ten Commandments. Rameses II (Yul Brynner) and his armies used chariots to chase Moses (Charlton Heston) and the Hebrews, and finally caught up to them at the Red Sea shoreline.
Commissioned from the Paramount Studios SFX Department in the 1990s, this replica chariot is made of wood, metal, and fiberglass and features two large wheels and a decorated carriage with imagery of snakes, eagles, cattle, humans, and ankhs painted in shades of golden brown, red, and light blue. The chariot includes a wooden draught pole with upper support, crossbar, and built-in holsters containing eight total silver-color wooden shortspears with red end-pieces and blue pommels. The chariot is in good overall condition with some wear from handling and age, including some paint scuffing and one of the spears missing its pommel. Dimensions: 144" x 70" x 62" (366 cm x 178 cm x 157.5 cm)
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Estimate: $12,000 - 16,000