Painted cow skull (bucranium)

Nubian (Pan-Grave)
Second Intermediate Period, Dynasty 14–17
1700–1550 B.C.


Dimensions

Height x width: 36 x 56 cm (14 3/16 x 22 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

03.1956

Medium or Technique

Bone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Organic remains

Skull of a cow, painted with a red and black geometrical design. Characteristic of the Nubian Pan Grave group.

Provenance

Said to be from Khozam. 1903: purchased for the MFA from Mohamed Mohassib, Luxor, Egypt by Albert M. Lythgoe as part of a group (03.1956, 03.1957, 03.1960, RES.03.8-RES.03.10) for £3. Acquired with funds from the Emily Esther Sears Fund.
(Accession date: March 23, 1992)

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund