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Cow skull and horns decorated with paint

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Horns and upper part of the skull of a cow painted black and red. The horns are now detached from the skull.


Said to be from Khozam. 1903: purchased for the MFA from Mohamed Mohassib, Luxor, Egypt by Albert M. Lythgoe as part of a group (03.1956, 03.1957, 03.1960, RES.03.8-RES.03.10) for £3. Acquired with funds from the Emily Esther Sears Fund.

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund

Nubian (Pan-Grave), Pan-Grave Period, about 1700–1550 B.C.


Length of skull: 31 cm (12 3/16 in.) Length of horns 45.5 cm and 48.5 cm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Bone; horn


The Ancient World


Organic remains