Model of an oxcart

Near Eastern, Anatolian or Levantine
Early to Middle Bronze Age
2600–2300 B.C.


Object Place: Anatolia, Turkey

Dimensions

Length: of cart with oxen .183 m., H. at front rail .080 m.

Accession Number

62.678

Medium or Technique

Copper

On View

Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Four-wheeled cart drawn by two oxen accompanied by two warriors. Wheeled vehicles were in use all across the Near East by the mid-third Millennium B.C., as is revealed by models such as this one.

Provenance

1962, sold by J. J. Klejman (dealer; b. 1906 - d. 1995), New York, to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 19, 1962)

Credit Line

Frank B. Bemis Fund and Egyptian Curator's Fund