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Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

Designed with a slightly architectural quality in its flaring top, this table is fastened together with wooden pegs. Despite its small size, it was probably intended for use by adults, who would have been seated on low stools, like the one in this case, or on the floor.

  • Reportedly From: Thebes, Egypt
  • DATES ca. 1539–1425 BCE
    DYNASTY early Dynasty 18
    PERIOD New Kingdom
    DIMENSIONS 12 x 10 x 20 5/8 in. (30.5 x 25.4 x 52.4 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Hard wood table, constructed with pegs of the following parts: 4 legs; table top, worked in shape of cavetto molding; 4 rails joining upper end of table legs; 4 rails joining table legs further down; 2 moldings pegged to lower edge of cavetto; 1 carved brace joining leg and top rail, traces of other seven remains. Condition: Most of parts present: seven corner braces missing, eighth is chipped. Table surface deeply cracked.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Table, ca. 1539–1425 BCE. Wood, 12 x 10 x 20 5/8 in. (30.5 x 25.4 x 52.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.41E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 37.41E_PS9.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 37.41E_PS9.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2016
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