CHAIR OF PRINCESS SITAMUN
From the tomb of Yuis and Thuiu
Valley of the Kings
Dynasty XVIII, C. 1400 B.C.
Egyptian Museum, Cairo
Similar to the preceding Old Kingdom chair, this New Kingdom chair has significant features of its own. The backrest is slanted and shaped, forming an open triangle with the straight back and the seat. The curved shape of the arms, leg stretchers, woven seat, an the elaborate gold decorations and carving are all distinctive. (This particular chair is a copy of the original.)
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