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Bois travaillé du Ier au XVe sc.1st to 15th century worked wood

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RICHTER, Gisela Marie Augusta
The Furniture of the Greeks, Etruscans and Romans
The Phaidon Press, Londres | London, 1966
Egyptian Museum (Le CaireCairo) ; Louvre (ParisParis) ; Musée Cinquantennaire (BruxellesBrussels)

[-1550, -1050] [-401, 300]
1. Wooden table from Luxor, Figs 372, 377, p. 71 (one leg and part of another restored; also stretchers), H. 85 cm. Beautifully carved antelope legs, ending above in swan’s heads emerging from acanthus leaves. Table-leaf has rounded depression on one side with pegs for fastening some object (note 33: Bought by J. Capart at Thebes in 1905, diam. of table-leaf 55-58 cm; cf. Bulletin des Musées royaux 1916, p. 46; Deonna, Délos, XVIII, p. 40, Fig. 53; Balty, Mobilier grec, 1964, no. 36) – this type of round-topped table resting on three legs, often of animal form, appears in the 4th century BC and was apparently a Greek invention (p. 70).
Other finds, not necessarily from the Roman period:
– Egyptian wooden bed, Fig. 287, p. 54 (18th Dynasty, Valley of the Kings, Cairo N.2659).
– Roman wooden chest with fittings from Nubia (p. 114).
– Egyptian wooden throne from the Louvre, Fig. 39, p. 16 (Thebes, New Kingdom, Louvre N.2950).

Version 1, données dudata date 18 mars 2012March 18th 2012