Part of a Leg of a Chair
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
ca. 1539-1292 B.C.E.
9 5/16 x 1 3/4 x 1 1/4 in. (23.7 x 4.4 x 3.1 cm) (show scale)
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Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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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)
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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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