An Anatolian bronze wagon model with oxen

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Lot 110*
An Anatolian bronze wagon model with oxen

Sold for £ 50,000 (US$ 62,291) inc. premium

Antiquities

28 Nov 2018, 10:30 GMT

London, New Bond Street

An Anatolian bronze wagon model with oxen
Circa late 3rd-early 2nd Millennium B.C.
The chariot with four large flat disc wheels, the rectangular cart with wire balustrades and a long shaft connected to the yokes of the two oxen, the animals with elongated bodies, long curving horns, wide muzzles and incised eyes, approx. 49cm long

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    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.
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