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Carter No.: 030

Handlist description: Decorated wooden footstool

Card/Transcription No.: 030-2

30. Cont.

3. Description.

Footstool of wood, covered with a thick coating of gesso.


Border pattern of deeply incised lines. W. of border 3. Pattern imitation matwork.

Centre panel.

Flat ground painted blue. On it, moulded in high relief in the gesso figures of two captives, an Asiatic and an African, full length, head to heel.

Asiatic represented as almost bald, but with full beard. Arms bound at elbows. Clothed in very elaborately ornamented full length dress. Bound round neck with double cord, to which was attached a large tassel at back in form of papyrus.

African clothed in a kilt, a belt with pendant streamers, a sash from left shoulder to belt. Arms bound at elbows. Round neck double cord, to which was attached a large tassel in front in form of lily.

In ear large metal ear-ring (cont)

Card no. 030-2 relating to Carter no. 030
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