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Wooden bed leg

One broken bed leg (back) carved in the form of bull's feet. Damaged by white ants (also numbered S13-12-586).

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Southern cemetery, KIII, grave K307, December 1913. Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan; 1920: Received by the MFA March 1920.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Classic Kerma, about 1700–1550 B.C.

Findspot

Kerma, Sudan

Dimensions

Length x width x depth: 43 x 14 x 4 cm (16 15/16 x 5 1/2 x 1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.1389c

Medium or Technique

Wood

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture