‏‏‎ Oceans Coach

Unknown author

National Coach Museum

National Coach Museum
Lisbon, Portugal

Triumphal car, part of a set of five thematic coaches and ten accompanying coaches included in the Embassy procession to Pope Clemente XI, sent to Rome by King João V in 1716.

The open body, in "Roman" Style, is covered in red silk velvet and the interior is upholstered in gold brocade. The rear displays a representation of an episode of Portuguese maritime history. In the centre is Apollo, with the iamges of Spring and Summer on either side, and at his feet, two old men olding hands, Atlantic Ocean and Indian Ocean, symbolizing the crossing of the Cape of Good Hope. On the front drophead, are the images of Autumn and winter holding the cachman's seat. The coach was restored in 1998.


  • Title: ‏‏‎ Oceans Coach
  • Creator: Unknown author
  • Date Created: 18th century, 1st half
  • Location: Lisbon. Portugal. National Coach Museum
  • Location Created: Italy, Rome
  • Physical Dimensions: 337 cm x 255 cm x 720 cm Wheels: 100/72 cm (diameter); 7/6 cm (thickness); Rodas: 100/172 cm (diâmetro); 7/6 cm (espessura)
  • Provenance: Portugal /Lisbon; Royal House Fund / Ancient Museum Fund; Casa Real Portuguesa / Fundo Antigo do Museu
  • Rights: DGPC/ADF - Thales Leite; DGPC/MNC - Pedro Beltrão e Nuno Augusto
  • Medium: Woods, leather, iron, silk velvet, silk brocade, straw

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