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. .090 m.

Accession Number

62.680

Medium or Technique

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