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Leg from a bed or chair

Period:
Early Dynastic Period
Dynasty:
Dynasty 1
Date:
ca. 3100–2650 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Northern Upper Egypt, Abydos, Amélineau excavations
Medium:
Ivory: Elephant
Dimensions:
H: 15.5 cm (6 1/8 in.)
Credit Line:
Purchase, Edward S. Harkness Gift, 1926
Accession Number:
26.7.1282
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 101
Excavations of Amélineau at Abydos. Acquired by Lord Carnarvon from the Amélineau Collection sale, Hotel Drouot, Paris, 1904. Carnarvon Collection. Acquired by the Museum from Lady Carnarvon, 1926.

Hayes, William C. 1953. Scepter of Egypt I: A Background for the Study of the Egyptian Antiquities in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Part I: From the Earliest Times to the End of the Middle Kingdom. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 41, fig. 29.

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