- Museum number
Three-legged wooden stool: painted white. The semicircular dished seat resembles a wide saddle. Formed from a solid block of wood, it shows a distinct front edge, to which three legs are oriented, two in the front, one at the rear. Shouldered socket joints connect the legs to the underside of the seat. The splayed curve of the legs, which firmly anchors the stool, was achieved naturally with the use of forked branches. These were rounded with draw knives, rasps, and scrapers.
Height: 26.20 millimetres ((checked))
Length: 35.50 centimetres
Width: 38.80 centimetres (width)
Width: 45.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Of the various types of Egyptian stools, this piece exemplifies the most utilitarian. Numerous tomb paintings depict workmen seated upon such stools, engaged in all manner of tasks, from carpentry to jewellery making.
J. G. Wilkinson, 'The manners and customs of the ancient Egyptians' I (London, 1883), p.414, n. 187, fig. 3.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1994 Jan-Mar, Doncaster Museum & Art Gallery, Ancient Egypt
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Part of lot 657 at auction, Sotheby's, London.
- Egypt and Sudan
- BM/Big number
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: BS.2482 (Birch Slip Number)