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quadriga


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Sculptured group representing a two-wheeled chariot, with driver, drawn by four horses harnessed abreast, often associated with victory monuments, triumphal arches, etc. With two horses drawing the chariot it is a biriga, while the three-horse type is a tririga. A Graeco-Roman motif, it was revived and enjoyed a new lease of life in the Neo-Classical period (e.g. the Arco del Sempione, Milan (1806–38), by Cagnola).

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