model of Asia minor plough

Made:
c. 2000-1500 BCE

Model of Asia minor plough which was used in the time of Job and Ulysses

Model of Asia minor plough, which was used in the time of Job and Ulysses.

This is a representative type of implement in use prior to the Christian Era, some of which may still be in use in the less developed countries. The early farming tools were often constructed from a suitably shaped branch of a tree, probably fitted with an ox-horn. These ploughs are unable to turn a furrow slice, but stirred the soil in a manner resembling the modern cultivator tine.

This model was copied from an ancient monument and shows one of the earliest known types of plough, dating back to 2000-1500 B.C.

Details

Category:
Agricultural Engineering
Object Number:
1926-818
Materials:
copper (alloy), metal (unknown), wood (unidentified)
Measurements:
overall (as displayed): 90 mm x 275 mm x 70 mm, 0.025 kg
type:
plough
credit:
Steinmetz, Mrs. B.M.; Steinmetz, Major A.S.B.
status:
Permanent collection

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