About this object

Carved bull's foot forming the foot of a bed or seat. Ribbed at the bottom end. Burnt grey-black.
Marked by the excavator Y25 - the tomb of Queen Merytneit.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Household Objects
  • Culture
    Early Dynastic Period
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Abydos
  • Date made
    About 2950 BC (Dynasty 1: Queen Merneith)
  • Materials
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the Committee of the Egypt Exploration Fund, 1901
  • Collector
    Egypt Exploration Society
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Abydos: Umm el-Qaab
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    13 mm x 53 mm x 37 mm
  • Related people
    Egypt Exploration Society (Collector, previous owner); William Matthew Flinders Petrie (Associated Person)

Where is this object from?

Explore related


  • The Royal Tombs of the Earliest Dynasties, Part I (London 1901)

    Petrie, William Matthew Flinders

    Author: Petrie, William Matthew Flinders
    Publisher: Trübner & Co. London
    Date: 1901


  • Egypt Exploration Fund Excavations at Abydos 1899 - 1904

    Start date: 1899
    End date: 1899
    Description: Excavations directed by Flinders Petrie at Abydos for the Egypt Exploration Fund. The museum provided financial sponsorship towards the costs and received a share of the finds that the Egyptian authorities allowed to be exported outside of Egypt. The museum subscribed to the 1899-1900 excavations and received 179 finds that were accessioned on 24 September 1900, accession series (mainly Early Dynastic finds from the Royal Tombs...) The museum subscribed to the 1900-1901 excavations and received 114 finds that were accessioned on 14 October 1901, accession series (mainly Early Dynastic finds from the Royal Tombs but also Middle Kingdom finds from tombs D79 and D81). The museum subscribed to the 1901-1902 Abydos excavations and received 57 finds that were accessioned on 16 September 1902, accession series (...)


Previous owners

  • Egypt Exploration Society

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1901-10-14
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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