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Part of a Leg of a Chair

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Wood
  • Reportedly From: Thebes, Egypt
  • DATES ca. 1539-1292 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY Dynasty 18
    PERIOD New Kingdom
    DIMENSIONS 9 5/16 x 1 3/4 x 1 1/4 in. (23.7 x 4.4 x 3.1 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 37.446E
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Part of a Leg of a Chair, ca. 1539-1292 B.C.E. Wood, 9 5/16 x 1 3/4 x 1 1/4 in. (23.7 x 4.4 x 3.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.446E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.446E_view1.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.37.446E_view1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Upper part of the right front leg of a chair or stool. Hard wood. Bearing the name of the king's scribe and chief steward, Amenhotep. The inscription would, of course, be on the outside where it could be seen readily. There can be no question therefore that the leg is the right front leg. From a well-worked piece of furniture. The surface polish is good. Inscription: "The Hereditary Prince, First Beloved Friend, The King's Scribe, The Chief Steward, Amenhotep, justified." Condition: Foot broken off and lost. Numerous longitudinal cracks. Beads of salt and sand, standing out from surface with tiny splinters of wood forced out by salt. Inscription only partially legible.
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