Model of a bull

Egyptian
First Intermediate Period or Middle Kingdom, Dyn
2175–2061 B.C.


Dimensions

Height x width x length: 12.5 x 12.5 x 36 cm (4 15/16 x 4 15/16 x 14 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

04.1778a-b

Medium or Technique

Painted wood

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Models

The head and body of this standing bull were carved from a single piece of wood, while the legs, tail, ears and horns were added separately. Plaster was used to mask the joints.

Provenance

From Asyut, tomb 14 (Wepwawetemhat). 1904: purchased by Albert M. Lythgoe in Egypt for the MFA with funds from the Emily Esther Sears Fund.

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund