Bull's leg

Egyptian
Early Dynastic Period, Dynasty 1
2960–2770 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Abydos, Tomb of Djer

Dimensions

Overall: 2.7 x 1.5 cm (1 1/16 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.7370

Medium or Technique

Ivory

On View

Egypt: Pre-Dynastic and Dynastic (Gallery 105A)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture

Bulls leg from piece of furniture(?), with socket in top. (smaller of two in photo; the other object in photo is 01.7378).

Provenance

From Abydos, tomb of Djer. 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