About this object

A wooden leg from a bed, carved in the form of a bull’s foot. Two holes are pierced horizontally through the upper part of the leg, from one side to the other. At the top are the remains of a small tenon. In many areas the surface of the object is not in a good state of preservation. One of five presented to the museum in 1912 by the British School of Archaeology in Egypt.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Household Objects
  • Culture
    Early Dynastic Period
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Tarkhan
  • Date made
    3100 BC - 2686 BC
  • Materials
    Wood
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the Committee of the British School of Archaeology in Egypt, 1912
  • Collector
    British School of Archaeology in Egypt
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Tarkhan
  • Date collected
    1912
  • Measurements
    168 mm x 64 mm x 41 mm
  • Related people
    British School of Archaeology in Egypt ( Collector, previous owner)

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Events

  • British School of Archaeology in Egypt. Excavations at Tarkhan, 1911-1912

    Start date: 1911
    End date: 1911
    Description: 1911-12 excavation season at Tarkhan directed by Flinders Petrie for the British School of Archaeology in Egypt. See this link for more details: http://www.digitalegypt.ucl.ac.uk/tarkhan/index.html

Ownership

Previous owners

Object view = Humanities
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