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Funerary bed leg

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Wood leg from a funerary bed, carved in the form of an ox's leg.


From Kerma, South Cemetery, tomb unidentified. See Kerma, royaume de Nubie, nos. 301-302. 1914: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. (Accession Date: March 22, 1995)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Object Place

Kerma, Nubia, Sudan


Height x width x depth: 35.2 x 12.5 x 4.5 cm (13 7/8 x 4 15/16 x 1 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World