Throne of Princess Sitamun
The wooden throne Princess Sitamun is an example of the subtlety and elegance of Egyptian woodwork in the 18th Dynasty. It is made from red wood, covered in parts by a 4 mm thick veneer of red wood. The legs are shaped like lion’s paws. These paws sit atop high bases which are divided by ridges. The legs were originally covered in silver plate – some remains of which survive.
Antiquities Service Excavations on Behalf of Theodore M. Davis (1905). From the Tomb of Yuya and Tjuyu (KV46), Valley of the Kings, West Thebes.
New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, reign of Amenhotep III, ca. 1391-1353 BC. Now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo. JE 5342; CG 51113