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Tri-colored Pottery Ox Cart

Tang Dynasty

Excavated from a Tang-dynasty tomb in Yaozhou, Tongchuan City, Shaanxi Province in 1960

The length of the cart is 27.5 cm, the height is 20.5 cm, and the length of the ox is 17 cm, the height is 7 cm.

The tri-colored pottery carts like this one pulled by an ox appeared 2,000 years ago when the post-war Western Han Dynasty (202BC-9AD) suffered a shortage of horses. Taking a ride in it somehow became a fashion for people of the upper class.