Leg from a funerary bed

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Shebitka
698–690 B.C.


Findspot: Sudan, el-Kurru, Tomb 72

Dimensions

Height x width x thickness: 56.1 x 13 x 30.5 cm (22 1/16 x 5 1/8 x 12 in.)

Accession Number

21.2815

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Out on Loan

On display at Drents Museum, Assen, The Netherlands, December 15, 2018 – May 5, 2019

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture

Bronze. In form of a goose sitting on rectangular pedestal with post rising from its back.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, tomb 72. 1919: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.
(Accession date: December 31, 1921)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition