Bed with inlays (reproduction)

Nubian
Classic Kerma
1700–1550 B.C.
Cabinetmaker Joseph Gerte (1886-1967)


Dimensions

Overall: 183 x 66 cm (72 1/16 x 26 in.)

Accession Number

40.469

Medium or Technique

Frame of rosewood, foot-board of pine, inlays cast from originals, rawhide lacing

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Reproductions

Reconstruction of a Kerma bed; frame of rosewood, foot-board of pine; inlays cast from originals 13.4219-23. Rawhide lacing. Foot panel inlaid with various images; the upper row represents eight ibexes, and the bottom row represents five hyenas. In the middle row are eight images of Taweret, who holds a knife to ward off evil. Made by Joseph Gerte, Boston, 1939-40.

Provenance

Made for the MFA by Boston cabinetmaker Joseph Gerte, Boston, 1939-40 (price $250).

(Accession date: May 9, 1940)

Credit Line

Director's Contingent Fund