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Small Fragment of the Back of a Chair or Throne

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Basanite
  • Place Made: Egypt
    PERIOD New Kingdom
    DIMENSIONS 4 3/4 x 3 x 1 5/16 in. (12.1 x 7.6 x 3.3 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Louis Herse
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Small Fragment of the Back of a Chair or Throne. Basanite, 4 3/4 x 3 x 1 5/16 in. (12.1 x 7.6 x 3.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Louis Herse, 36.741. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE back, CUR.36.741_view2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Small fragment of the back of a chair or throne on which two people originally sat. It is made of basanite. On the side of the chair there are 3 inscriptions. The right hand one ends thus "to seize his double every day for the double of". On the central pillar marking the middle of the group is "Royal House to the hieroglyph of a monkey" praised by the King standard bearer in the "Ship Kha-em" probably a famous ship of Amenhotep III. Probably from Thebes.
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    Small Fragment of the Back of a Chair or Throne