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Furniture in the Old Kingdom (about 2686-2181 BC)

In the Old Kingdom it was not a custom to place objects of daily use (including furniture) into the tombs. Therefore only a few examples of Old Kingdom furniture have survived. The scenes in the mastabas give a better idea of Old Kingdom furniture.

(click on the images)

(see a typology)
fragments of an ivory box (the archaeological context)

a scene in a mastaba shows a carpenter workshop (see the full relief)


scenes in the mastaba Kha-baw-Sokar | Usernetjer | Nefermaat


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