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with Merrin Gallery, New York.
Private collection, USA, acquired from the above in 1990.
The present lot is very close to an example in the Dallas Museum of Art, acc. no. 1972.38.A-D; see also D. von Bothmer, Glories of the Past; Ancient Art from the Shelby White and Leon Levy Collection, New York, 1990, p.31, no. 18 for a wagon model with similarly modelled oxen. For more wagon models, see E.L.B. Terrace, The Pomerance Collection of Ancient Art, New York, 1966, p.29, no. 26, and O. White Muscarella, Bronze and Iron Ancient Near Eastern Artefacts in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1988, p.414-415, no. 568, which includes a discussion of the type.