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. The surface of the piece has been carved with care, details of the veins being shown on one side. At the base the hoof rests on a low pedestal with decoration in the form of narrow horizontal grooves. 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
    320 mm x 110 mm x 50 mm
  • Related people
    British School of Archaeology in Egypt ( Collector, previous owner)

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Publications

  • Tarkhan I and Memphis V

    Petrie, William Matthew Flinders; Wainwright, G; Gardiner, A H

    Author: Petrie, William Matthew Flinders; Wainwright, G; Gardiner, A H
    Publisher: British School of Archaeology in Egypt
    Date: 1913
    Description: Publication from the 1912 excavation season at Tarkhan directed by Flinders Petrie for the British School of Archaeology in Egypt.

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

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