Egyptian Furniture............... Illustrated FURNITURE Glossary

King Tutankhamun Tomb Furnishings
as excavated and photographed by the Howard Carter-led Egyptian Expedition in the 1920s

The tomb was sealed during the Egyptian New Kingdom, 1325 B.C.

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  • 2 animal-form couches
  • Folding X-form stool

Gilded acacia double-cove, fixed seat stool ..... Animal legs

X-form stool:

Ebony and red cedar panel and frame chest:

  • Ivory and ebony strips
  • Carrying poles

Egyptian Furniture.

Alabaster lamp with cups carved into the shape of open lotus buds. Each cup held oil and a wick.

Alabaster vases (usually holding expensive perfumes) has decorative lotus petal borders painted on the neck

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