Furniture Plaque

Not on view

Plaques of this form were attached to wooden furniture with nails or pegs. They are made from the cylindrical shafts of animal bones sawn in half and carved on the smooth outer side. This example is carved with a motif frequently found on bone plaques excavated in and around Old Cairo: two vines twisted together that blossom into leaves at their tops under a pointed arch.

Furniture Plaque, Bone; carved

Due to rights restrictions, this image cannot be enlarged, viewed at full screen, or downloaded.

Open Access

As part of the Met's Open Access policy, you can freely copy, modify and distribute this image, even for commercial purposes.


Public domain data for this object can also be accessed using the Met's Open Access API.