Foot decoration from a funerary bed

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Object Place: Sudan, Nubia, Kerma; Findspot: Sudan, Nubia, Kerma, tum. X, tomb K 1035

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 14.5 x 5.1 x 9.7 cm (5 11/16 x 2 x 3 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.3987

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture

Hammered and chased gold sheet sheathing in the form of a bovine hoof, from the foot of a wooden funerary bed. Tooled nails would have secured it to the leg of the bed.

Provenance

From Kerma, tum. X, tomb K 1035. 1913: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition