Furniture leg in the form of a bull's leg
A furniture leg in the form of a bull's leg (part of the hoof missing. 27cm long. Middle Kingdom. 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. However, Early Dynastic legs are usually much chunkier than later ones.
Needler, W. 'Predynastic and Archaic Egypt In The Brooklyn Museum' p. 302 for information on earlier bull's leg furniture
- Last modified: 17 Feb 2021