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. .105 m.

Accession Number

62.679

Medium or Technique

Cast copper

On View

Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Four-wheeled cart with 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

Egyptian Curator's Fund