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[AC] Mead Art Museum at Amherst College; [HC] Hampshire College Art Gallery;
[HD] Historic Deerfield; [MH] Mount Holyoke College Art Museum; [MH SK] The Joseph Allen Skinner Museum at Mount Holyoke College; [SC] Smith College Museum of Art; [UM] University Museum of Contemporary Art at UMASS Amherst

 


Maker(s):Hatoun, E.
Culture:Egyptian
Title:Tutankhamun's stool
Date Made:ca. 1925
Type:Furniture
Materials:Wood, ivory, and gilded bronze
Place Made:Africa; Egypt; Cairo
Accession Number:  MH SK E.10.A.6.1
Credit Line:Joseph Allen Skinner Museum, Mount Holyoke College
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When Howard Carter discovered the tomb of Tutankhamun at Thebes in November, 1922, the world was mesmerized as gold burial equipment, lavishly embellished furniture, and other items emerged from a royal resting place that had miraculously survived almost intact since antiquity. During the ensuing phase of "Tut" fever, Joseph Skinner visited Egypt and purchased what was touted as an exact copy of a stool belonging to the young king. Tut’s original, now in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, is itself an elegant reinterpretation, imitating a folding seat draped with a leopard skin, but made—for eternity—in more durable ebony and ivory.

Keywords/Tags:
ancient; archaeology; reproductions

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