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Animal Leg

Description Conservation Provenance Credit
Description Legs of game boards or boxes made in the shape of the haunch of a standing bull placed on a high-ribbed plinth are well known in this period. This piece is peculiar: the hoof is that of a reclining animal. It is placed on a plain plinth, the musculature is completely stylized, and the muscles are not marked on the inside. All of these peculiarities make the piece suspect.
Date Description Narrative
10/06/1983Treatmentcleaned; examined for technical study
Provenance MacGregor Collection [lot 678]; Dikran Kelekian, New York and Paris, 1922, by purchase; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1923, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1923

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2680-2258 BCE (early Old Kingdom)
hippopotamus ivory
(Ivory & Bone)
Accession Number
H: 1 5/8 x W: 1/2 in. (4.2 x 1.3 cm)
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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