Cow skull and horns decorated with paint

Nubian (Pan-Grave)
Pan-Grave Period
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Length of skull: 31 cm (12 3/16 in.) Length of horns 45.5 cm and 48.5 cm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Bone; horn

Not On View


The Ancient World


Organic remains

Horns and upper part of the skull of a cow painted black and red. The horns are now detached from the skull.


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.

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund