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Folding stool (reconstruction)

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Wooden stool with bronze and silver fittings. Reconstruction (with modern ebonized wood using original metal fittings) of a folding stool. The style of the stool was heavily influenced by the contemporary Hellenistic world. Reconstructed by Mr. Young.


From Meroe, Beg. Tomb W 415 no. 1. 1923: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Meroitic Period, 1st century A.D.


Meroe (Beg.), Nubia, Sudan

Object Place

Meroe, Nubia, Sudan


Height: 39.5 cm (15 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wood, bronze and silver


The Ancient World