Foot decoration from a funerary bed
about 1700–1550 B.C.
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, tum. X, tomb K 1035
Height x width x depth: 14.5 x 5.1 x 9.7 cm (5 11/16 x 2 x 3 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
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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.
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.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition