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miniature plow
  • Country Unknown
  • miniature plow, late 1800s–2007
  • wood, string, metal, varnish, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Length: a 8 x 11.5 x 20.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: a 3 1/8 x 4 1/2 x 8 1/16 in
    Object Height/Diameter: b 5.5 x 9 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: b 2 1/8 x 3 1/2 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3195.a,b

The miniature wooden plow (2007.3195.a) has a wheel (2007.3195.b). The plow is triangular, with handles at the wider end, and the wheel would have attached in the middle. The short legs at the wide end allow the plow to rest horizontally when the wheel is in place. The wood has been put together using small pegs and is lashed in some places, particularly the legs, with strings. There is no plowshare. The wooden apparatus has an uneven and shiny brown color.