Pieces of furniture were included in burials until the end of the New Kingdom. Such objects are often seen as an attempt on the part of the Egyptians to take their material possessions with them. As has been stressed elsewhere, however, these goods did not necessarily reflect the needs of the deceased. The gesture of including precious or even practical objects may have been an attempt to please or appease the dead. This stool is virtually identical in size and construction to two of the four stools found in the tomb of Tutankhamun and is also paralleled by a number of other stools from private tombs of Dynasty XVIII.
- Medium: Wood
- Reportedly From: Saqqara, Egypt
- Dates: ca. 1539-1295 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: XVIII Dynasty
- Period: New Kingdom
- Dimensions: 9 5/8 x 10 1/2 x 9 1/8 in. (24.4 x 26.7 x 23.2 cm) (show scale)
- Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: This item is not on view
- Accession Number: 37.45E
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Stool, ca. 1539-1295 B.C.E. Wood, 9 5/8 x 10 1/2 x 9 1/8 in. (24.4 x 26.7 x 23.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.45E. Creative Commons-BY
- Record Completeness: Best (80%)