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Early Dynastic burial

1st Dynasty, ca. 2900 BC, Fundort unbekannt



Early Dynastic burial

Bier for a contracted burial. Short beds like this one were used as biers in tombs of the Early Dynastic Period. Traces still remain of the leather thongs used to tie the legs to the frame. Wedges secured the net-like webbing threaded through holes in the frame. The legs imitate a bull’s hoofs; the posts terminate in lotus blossoms.

Location: Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Raum V

Object data

Object Name





Early Dynastic Period,


1st Dynasty, ca. 2900 BC




H 17 - 18 cm, L 119 cm, B 56 - 58 cm

Image rights

Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Ägyptisch - Orientalische Sammlung

Inv. No.

Ägyptische Sammlung, INV 6128


1888, gift

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