Wooden stool

From Thebes, Egypt
18th Dynasty, about 1550-1300 BC

Possibly a craftsman's seat

Small stools of this type were probably used by craftsmen to sit on while they worked, and there are many examples in tomb paintings of them shown in use. The seat is made of a single shaped piece of wood, with three separate legs mortised into it. Examples of this type of stool have actually been found in tombs next to the workmen's village at Deir el-Medina. More elaborate stools, similar to that found in the tomb of Kha, the foreman of the workmen at Deir el-Medina in the reign of Amenhotep III, would have been used by the élite. This stool is from a Theban tomb.

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Bibliography

G. Killen, Ancient Egyptian furniture, 2 vols. (Warminster, Aris and Phillips, 1980, 1994)

Dimensions

Height: 26.800 cm
Width: 39.300 cm
Length: 40.500 cm

Museum number

EA 2481

YCA784

Salt Collection

Location

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