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Leg from a funerary bed

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Wooden leg from a funeral bed, carved in the form of a bull's leg.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, South Cemetery, tomb unidentified. 1913: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan. (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

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 38 x 12.5 x 3.7 cm (14 15/16 x 4 15/16 x 1 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.5102

Medium or Technique

Wood

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture