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quadriga

A sculpture of a chariot drawn by four horses.

quadriga, Wellington Arch, London, England

Photograph of a quadriga, forming part of the recently restored sculptural group, 'Peace Descending on The Quadriga of War' , by Adrian Jones (1912) on top of Wellington Arch, Hyde Park Corner, London, England.  Photograph copyright:  Sarah Jackson, December 2008.

In this bronze sculptural group, 'Peace Descending on the Quadriga of War' by Adrian Jones (1912), a quadriga  is represented as being driven by a small boy, who can be seen in the centre of the work, in between the four horses. A large allegorical winged figure, representative of peace, is shown descending on the chariot, representative of war, as it is being drawn.