Bone Carving, Possibly of a Dionysiac Revel
- Made in Egypt
- Overall: 3 7/8 x 2 3/8 x 13/16 in. (9.8 x 6 x 2 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
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Bone plaques were used to decorate couches, chests, and other furniture. Some were carved in relief; others were carved in intaglio with the incised designs often filled with colored wax. Both styles could be used on the same object. The designs frequently represent Dionysiac themes.