Furniture Inlay


Small piece of inlay with incised cross-hatch design. Rectangular with end broken at an angle. 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).