W345 A pottery stool
Pottery stool with “TA 30/31 TA36.61” in black ink (the excavation number). From Amarna. This correlates in the Frankfort and Pendlebury 1933 volume p. 48) with a house in the North Suburb which had a ‘master’s bedroom’, stairs to the roof and a brick lined cellar. The painted pottery stool is listed as find no 256, along with Mycenaean pottery, a cornelian ring bezel, etc. On page 87 of the same volume gold leaf is mentioned.
The item is in imitation of a low wooden stool with a rush top. Traces of blue paint, probably cobalt, can be seen highlighting the details. The feet are in imitation of lotus flowers.
The item is listed in a document in the Wellcome Institute (WA/HMM/CM/Col 34) on a list of items from Amarna.
Frankfort, H. and Pendlebury J.D.S 1933, The City of Akhenaten Part II, The north suburb and the desert alters: the excavations at tell el-Amarna during the seasons 1926-1932. London: Egypt Exploration Society.
Killen, G.P. 1980 (vol 1), 1994 (Vol 2), Ancient Egyptian Furniture. Warminster: Aris and Phillips.
Killen, G.P. 1994, Egyptian Woodworking and Furniture. Princes Risborough: Shire Egyptology.