Bed with inlays (reproduction)
Cabinetmaker Joseph Gerte (American, 1886–1967)
Overall: 183 x 66 cm (72 1/16 x 26 in.)
Medium or Technique
Frame of rosewood (Dalebergia Nigra), foot-board of pine, inlays cast from originals, rawhide (cattle) lacing
Not On View
Reconstruction of a Kerma bed; frame of rosewood, foot-board of pine; inlays cast from originals 13.4219-23. Rawhide lacing. Foot panel inlaid with various images; the upper row represents eight ibexes, and the bottom row represents five hyenas. In the middle row are eight images of Taweret, who holds a knife to ward off evil. Made by Joseph Gerte, Boston, 1939-40.
Made for the MFA by Boston cabinetmaker Joseph Gerte, Boston, 1939-40 (price $250).
(Accession date: May 9, 1940)
Director's Contingent Fund