Stool leg of a bull's leg
A leg from a stool in the form of a bull's leg from a stool (a pair with W2054b). It was purchased by Wellcome from the Rustafjaell collection in 1906. Bovine legs are often found in Early Dynastic royal graves. It has been suggested that this is because of the association of the king with the bull. They were later copied by the nobility. Of note, early Dynastic legs are usually much chunkier than later ones.
- Last modified: 23 Apr 2021