Folding stool (reconstruction)

Nubian
Meroitic Period
1st century A.D.


Object Place: Sudan, Nubia, Meroe; Findspot: Sudan, Nubia, Meroe (Beg.), Tomb W 415

Dimensions

Height: 39.5 cm (15 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

23.152

Medium or Technique

Wood, bronze and silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture

Wooden stool with bronze and silver fittings. Reconstruction (with modern ebonized wood using original metal fittings) of a folding stool. The style of the stool was heavily influenced by the contemporary Hellenistic world. Reconstructed by Mr. Young.

Provenance

From Meroe, Beg. Tomb W 415 no. 1. 1923: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition