Egyptian; From the tomb of Hatnofer and Ramose, western Thebes
Boxwood, cypress, ebony, linen cord; H. 20 7/8 in. (53 cm)
Rogers Fund, 1936 (36.3.152)
Skillfully carved and finished, Hatnofer's chair is a fine example of Egyptian woodworking. The various elements were assembled with mortise-and-tenon joinery, with pegs to hold the tenons in place. Pegs also fasten the braces to the back and seat. The joins were reinforced with a resinous glue.