Collection : Musée du Pays châtillonnais - Trésor de Vix.

Vix chariot burial (Vix, Côte d'Or). 6th century BCE

Originally covered by a tumulus, this tomb contained a woman’s body lying atop a four-wheeled chariot and decorated with bronze ornaments. Among the many jewels that adorned here were a gold, Orientalising-style torque adorned at the ends with winged horses. This tomb bears witness to the richness of the principalities in the early Iron Age and to the aristocracy’s liking for horses as a means of transport and decoration.