<em>Chair</em>, ca. 1400–1292 B.C.E. Wood, bone, modern fiber, 35 7/16 x 17 15/16 x 18 5/8 in. (90 x 45.6 x 47.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.40E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.40E_NegE_print_bw.jpg)


Medium: Wood, bone, modern fiber

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1400–1292 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 35 7/16 x 17 15/16 x 18 5/8 in. (90 x 45.6 x 47.3 cm)


Museum Location: Egyptian Orientation Gallery, 3rd Floor


Accession Number: 37.40E

Image: CUR.37.40E_NegE_print_bw.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Typical XVIII Dynasty side chair of an unidentified hardwood, having legs imitating the fore and hind legs of a lion. It has a high sloping back hollowed to fit the occupant's back. Ornamentation consists of alternation of light and dark wood and nine inlays of bone or ivory simulating broad headed nails of no constructional value. Construction is accomplished through joinery, gluing, and wooden pegs. Condition: Good. Several separations running with the grain of the wood. Most evident are, right front leg, frame of seat right front, and right back foot has been attached to leg by gluing. Back left has separation. Due to drying and shrinkage almost all joining places show slight to extensive separations. The several curved bracket braces are damaged and in some cases incomplete condition. Several wooden pegs are missing. Chip missing, upper left back edge.

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