Eternal Egypt Partners:
This wooden canopy is a testimony to the ancient Egyptian craftsman's creativity and ingenuity.
Made of four poles of gilded wood and shaped like a lotus flower, it opens and closes via copper devices and a system of wiring or linen strings that stretch its hanging parts by opening tiny hinges.
The framework would have had a textile cover when in use.
The four poles were fixed in holes drilled in the wooden base for stability.
Height 201 cm