Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Low stool

Period:
Middle Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 12
Date:
ca. 1981–1802 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Middle Egypt, Meir, Khashaba excavations, 1910–11
Medium:
Wood, rush Reed
Dimensions:
H. 12.7 cm (5 in); W. 39 cm (15 3/8 in); D. 39 cm (15 3/8 in)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1912
Accession Number:
12.182.57
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 112
This low, four-legged stool had an openwork rush seat woven on a square wooden frame. Only a part of rush seat remains.
Excavated at Meir by Sayyid Pasha Khashaba. Acquired by Khashaba in the division of finds. Purchased from Khashaba by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1912.

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