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Western Asiatic Levantine Cart with Oxen

2nd millennium BC

A model four-wheeled cart of sheet bronze with scooped profile, internal frame and floor, sheet bronze wheels, bronze Y-shaped pole and transverse yoke; two moulded bronze oxen with prominent horns, impressed facial details, tapering tail. 1.23 kg total, cart: 34cm long, 15cm high, bulls: 13.5-14.5cm long, 9cm high (cart: 13 1/2" long, 6" high, bulls: 5 1/4 - 5 3/4" long, 3 1/2" high). Fine condition, some parts of the chassis restored, the modern pieces produced in June 1971 by McIntyre of the British Museum.

Previously in a private London, UK, collection; acquired in 1971 by Safani Gallery; accompanied by a copy of Art Loss Register certificate number S00077065; this lot has been checked against the Interpol Database of stolen works of art and is accompanied by AIAD certificate number no.10154-167539.
Illustrated and described in: M.A. Littauer & J.H. Crouwel, Early Metal Models of Wagons from the Levant, vol.5 X, p.105, pl.XXXVI, 1973.