Wooden model of a man ploughing with oxen


British Museum

British Museum

Painted wooden model group: a peasant farmer wearing only a linen kilt, typical dress for a field worker, guides a team of two speckled oxen who draw a simple wooden plough which would have had a metal blade. He pushes down strongly on the handle and has sunk up to his ankles in the freshly turned moist soil.

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  • Title: Wooden model of a man ploughing with oxen
  • Date Created: -1985/-1795
  • Physical Dimensions: Height: 20.3 centimetres Length: 43.2 centimetres Width: 17.7 centimetres
  • Registration number: EA 52947
  • Place: Africa, Egypt
  • Period/culture: Middle Kingdom
  • Material: Wood
  • Copyright: The British Museum
  • British Museum link: Collection online