Carpenter Making a Chair, Tomb of Rekhmire
Not on view
This facsimile painting copies a wall painting in the tomb of Rekhmire (TT 100) in western Thebes. The detail depicts a carpenter drilling holes in the frame of a low chair with feline legs. A chair of this type (36.3.152) may be seen in Egyptian gallery 116. The carpenter uses a bow-drill and his adze and level lie on the ground behind the chair. A similar adze (96.4.7) may be seen in Egyptian gallery 116. The facsimile was painted at the tomb in 1929 by Nina de Garis Davies, a member of the Graphic Section of the Museum's Egyptian Expedition.