FURNITURE INDUSTRY THROUGH THE REAL MODELS AND SCENES IN THE ANCIENT EGYPTIAN ART: CHAIRS, STOOLS MODELS

La industria del mueble a través de modelos y escenas reales del antiguo arte egipcio: modelos de sillas, taburetes

Ayman Mohamed Ahmed

Resumen


This paper aims to shed light on the furniture industry in Ancient Egypt through scenes left by the Ancient Egyptians on the walls of tombs about their real industries, and through real models and pieces that have been found in many archaeological sites in Egypt, which were eventually spread around and are currently displayed in various museums all over the world; it also illustrates the different shapes and types of Ancient Egyptian Furniture in terms of daily or funeral usage, as well as the different designs of the Ancient Egyptian Furniture and decorations especially floral ornaments, papyrus and lotus plants, animals motifs, feet decoration or design of geometric shapes, rectangular or square pieces, as well as some furniture pieces with hieroglyphs signs and others .

One of the most important and most popular models of Egyptian Furniture are the chairs and stools; we will try to shed light on the design of chairs and stools in the different dynastic eras, providing many objects that have been found in different archaeological sites and are still in good condition so far to show us the ingenuity of Ancient Egyptians in the sculpture and design of furniture pieces, which lasted several centuries, such as Furniture of Queen " Hetepheres" , Princess "Sat Amon" and King "Tutankhamen" and others.

 


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furniture industry, chairs, stools, Papyrus

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.17811/rm.3.2014.146-166

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