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. 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. 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.