Stool - ROM2018_16229_1

ROM2018_16229_1

Stool

Medium:Wood
Geography: Undetermined site, Egypt
Date: c. 3100-2686 BC
Period: 1st-2nd Dynasty, Early Dynastic Period
Dimensions:
24.9 × 73.4 × 49.5 cm
Object number: 910.37.14
Credit Line: Gift Of Mrs. H.D. Warren
On view
Gallery Location:Galleries of Africa: Egypt
Description

Nearly five thousand years ago, when leather strapping formed a web for sitting, this simple low stool was in daily use.  The height of the stool is similar to Predynastic bedframes, suggesting that this was used for kneeling or sitting cross-legged. It’s possible that the long tapered ends of the side rails were handles used when carrying this stool.  Fragments of ancient leather remain in the webbing slots.


 


Collection:
Egypt
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