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Foot decoration from a funerary bed

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Hammered and chased gold sheet sheathing in the form of a bovine hoof, from the foot of a wooden funerary bed. Tooled nails would have secured it to the leg of the bed.

Provenance

From Kerma, tum. X, tomb K 1035. 1913: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia, Sudan

Object Place

Kerma, Nubia, Sudan

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 14.5 x 5.1 x 9.7 cm (5 11/16 x 2 x 3 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.3987

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture