Ornaments from a chair in the form of "girdle knots"

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5
2465–2323 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 7600 S.E. 77

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 20.2 x 23.3 x 0.8 cm (mounted) (7 15/16 x 9 3/16 x 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

29.2217.1-12

Medium or Technique

Probably bone

On View

Ancient Egyptian Large Sculpture (Mycerinus) (Gallery 108)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture

These design elements have the shape of the “Isis-knot” amulet and would have decorated the side of a chair.

Provenance

From Giza, G 7600 S.E. 77. 1929: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1929: assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.
(Accession Date: January 1, 1929)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition