Furniture Inlay card

Furniture Inlay

Currently not on display


Small square piece of inlay with incised cross-hatch design. Many fragments of ivory like this were found by Flinders Petrie which must once have been inlay decoration of furniture such as chairs, beds and boxes. One of six pieces of ivory inlay in the museum from Tomb U, the tomb of King Semerkhet (Petrie's King Mersekha-Semempses).