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Furniture
(1,500 words)

[German version]

I. Ancient Orient

Furniture can be documented for the Ancient Orient since the 6th millennium BC, in the form of a sculpture of a feminine figure from Çatal Hüyük that is enthroned on a chair flanked by felines. More substantial statements, however, are not possible until the 3rd millennium BC, as written sources are added. Of the furniture made mostly of wood, reed, woven textiles or leather, scarcely anything is pre…

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Cholidis, Nadja (Berlin), Veigel, Isabell (Berlin) and Hurschmann, Rolf (Hamburg), “Furniture”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 31 May 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e808060>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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