Model folding stool, from the Tomb of Tutankhamun (ebony, paint, gold with inlaid ivory). Reign of Tutankhamun. New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, ca. 1332-1323 BC. Valley of the Kings, West Thebes.
Though this object looks like a folding stool, its elements are fixed. Actual portable furniture saw use during hunts and military campaigns. This seat has painted and inlaid decoration to imitate a leopard skin with its backbone in the center, the legs end in ducks’ heads. Now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo.
Child’s chair, found in the Tomb of Tutankhamun
(wood with ivory marquetry). The terminals of the legs are in the form of lion’s paws. Now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo.
Chair of Princess Sitamun, daughter of Amenhotep III
(wood and gilded bronze). New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, ca. 1391-1353 BC. Egyptian Museum, Cairo.
Back of a chair
finely carved wooden surface picked out with gold foil, depicting god Heh, spirit of the million years, detail, from the tomb of Tutankhamun (KV62). Now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo.
Reconstruction of the
chair of Queen
Hetepheres I (wood overlaid with gold),
legs are shaped like legs of a lion, oldest existing chair reconstructed from parts of the original, from her tomb
at Giza. Old Kingdom, 4th Dynasty, ca. 2600 BC. Now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo.