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Leg from a piece of furniture

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Discovered in First Dynasty king Djet's luxuriously appointed tomb in the royal cemetery at Abydos, this diminutive and delicately crafted leg from a piece of furniture demonstrates the sophistication and technical ability achieved by royal workshops at an early date. Carved from hippopotamus...

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Provenance

From Abydos, tomb of Djet. 1901: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt, received by the MFA through subscription to the Egypt Exploration Fund. (Accession Date: October 1, 1901)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Early Dynastic Period, Dynasty 1, reign of Djet, 2880–2873 B.C

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Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 3 x 1.8 cm (1 3/16 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.7366

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture