Bed Leg card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Bed Leg

Currently not on display


A wooden leg from a bed, carved in the form of a bull’s foot. A hole is pierced horizontally through the upper part of the leg, from one side to the other. At the base the hoof rests on a low pedestal with decoration in the form of narrow horizontal grooves. The front of the foot is missing. One of five presented to the museum in 1912 by the British School of Archaeology in Egypt. CONDITION NOTE (1998): Varying in dryness, surface cracking in a particular orientation (rot?) some of the legs are a little spongy to the touch with a rather light orange/brown colouration, surface dirt.