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Third Millennium BCE

Wood

Overall: 1 5/8 × 10 1/16 × 2 15/16 in. (4.2 × 25.5 × 7.5 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Bequest of Emily Howe Hitchcock, Class of 1872HW

12.2.494

Geography

Place Made: Thebes, Egypt, Northern Africa, Africa

Period

8000-2000 BCE

Object Name

Furniture

Research Area

Ancient Egypt

Africa

Not on view

Course History

AAAS 11, Introduction to African Studies, Naaborko Sackeyfio, Spring 2013

ARTH 16.2, Picasso: The Vollard Suite, Michael R.Taylor, Fall 2013

REL 55, Ancient Egyptian Religion, Susan Ackerman, Spring 2015

REL 55, Ancient Egyptian Religion, Susan Ackerman, Spring 2015

REL 55, Ancient Egyptian Religion, Susan Ackerman, Fall 2019

REL 55, Ancient Egyptian Religion, Susan Ackerman, Fall 2019

REL 55, Ancient Egyptian Religion, Susan Ackerman, Fall 2019

REL 55, Ancient Egyptian Religion, Susan Ackerman, Fall 2019

REL 55, Ancient Egyptian Religion, Susan Ackerman, Fall 2019

Exhibition History

Evolving Perspectives: Highlights from the African Art Collection at the Hood Museum of Art, Alvin P. Gutman Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 26, 2013-April 6, 2014.

Provenance

Collected by Mary Maynard Hitchcock (1834-1887) and Hiram Hitchcock (1832-1900, Class of 1872H), in Egypt (possibly from a dealer in Alexandria or Cairo), about 1867-68; bequeathed to his second wife, Emily Howe Hitchcock (1852-1912), Hanover, New Hampshire, 1900; bequeathed to present collection, 1912.

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