Ben Hur or the Chariot Race

Object Number: 
2000.361
Date: 
1899
Medium: 
Cardboard, wood, lead
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 3/4 x 23 3/8 x 16 1/4 in. ( 4.4 x 59.4 x 41.3 cm )
Marks: 
lithographed: on the box cover: "BEN HUR/ OR THE CHARIOT RACE/ COPYRIGHT 1899, BY CHAFFEE & SELCHOW, NEW YORK".
Description: 
"Ben Hur or the Chariot Race" board game with four lead chariot drivers and a pair of wooden dice in a paper covered cardboard box; game board applied across the bottom half of the box with a flap across one side to store the playing implements below; board chromolithographed with an oval race track with four lanes that represents the interior of a Roman arena with chariot drivers around the track and spectators in the stands; box cover chromolithographed with an image of a chariot driver with a winged helmet driving four black horses with another driver and spectators in arena stands in the background; box lithographed with the inscription, "BEN HUR/ OR THE CHARIOT RACE/ COPYRIGHT 1899, BY CHAFFEE & SELCHOW, NEW YORK".
Credit Line: 
The Liman Collection
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group