Shoe, Ox
Oxen Shoe. Material: metal. Size: 5 1/4" L. x 2" W. Description: rusted and pitted metal ox shoe; five holes on side.
Oxen have cloven hooves and must have a two piece shoe or they will become lame under working conditions. The double halves of a shoe make it difficult to find and collect both halves of a pair of oxen shoes. Most shoes are found only when they are thrown off by the animal.