A quadriga is an ancient tank with two wheels, harnessed of four horses of face, generally used for the races.
By analogy, this term also indicates a statue representing a quadriga, or even a triumphal arch surmounted by a quadriga.
Quadriga of the large palace, with Paris.
Quadriga out of polychrome silks, dating from the Byzantine Empire 9th century, visible with the National museum of the Middle Ages (Cluny, Paris). This fabric fragment, representing a victory with the hippodrome, would have been used to wrap the remainders of Charlemagne, buried in the cathedral of Aachen.
Quadriga of Berlin surmounting the Door of Brandebourg, removed by Napoleon in 1806, it was given on the door in 1814.
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