Chair belonging to Princess Satamun

Artefact Details

Gallery number: 40 – Upper Floor

Period: New Kingdom

Dynasty: 18th Dynasty – Reign of Amenhotep III (1387-1350 BC)

Size: Height: 40 cm

Place of discovery: Valley of the Kings – Thebes

Material: Wood lined with stucco, gold leaf, plant fibers

Princess Satamun was the daughter of Amenhotep III and the grand-daughter of Yuya and Tuya, and she placed this chair in the tomb of her grandparents. The back is decorated with two mirror images representing a young girl who hands a large necklace to a seated woman whom the hieroglyphic inscription identifies as «the daughter of the king, the great, his beloved Satamun».