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Of particular interest is the decoration of the panel forming
the back of the chair. The most part of its ornamentation
comprises small panels obviously inspired by panelling common
to the outer walls of earlier and contemporary buildings: this
is the first time, I believe, that we find architectural
features incorporated in chair ornamentation.
Another point of interest is the fact that the titulary of the
King included in the ornament give his Aten name. The disc and
cartouches of Aten also occur unharmed. Such evidence shows
that this faldstool belonged to the early part of
The back surfaces of the chair are mostly covered with gesso,
embossed and gilt. The main design being on the back: a large
Nekhebet vulture with wings half open. Upon the lower supports
a scroll pattern; the ebony upper supports and rail have the
King's Aten titulary incised and filled in with pigment.