Furniture Inlay


Rectangular piece of inlay, with peg hole, covered in a cross-hatch design and burnt black. 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).