Chair of Reniseneb, Sketch 987

Sketch of Chair of Resineneb

I sketched the chair seat a couple of times, working on the angle. I still think it’s off a bit.

Egypt, circa 1450 BCE; Wood, ebony, ivory

Egypt, circa 1450 BCE; Wood, ebony, ivory

Description from the Metropolitan Museum of Art:

The back of this wooden chair, which belonged to the scribe Reniseneb, is handsomely veneered with ivory and embellished with incised decoration showing the owner seated on a chair of identical form. It is the earliest surviving chair with such a representation, and it is the only non-royal example known. The scene and accompanying text have funerary import and may have been added following Renyseneb’s death to make the chair a more suitable funerary object. The high quality of its joinery and the harmony of its proportions testify to the skill of ancient Egyptian carpenters. The mesh seat has been restored following ancient models.

Sketch 087: Chair of Reniseneb, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Purchase, Patricia R. Lassalle Gift, 1968

It’s been two weeks since I used an artifact from the Metropolitan Museum of Art for my sketches. I wonder if they missed me.

Summer Crocs, Sketch 072

You may have noticed that a lot of my sketch objects are from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. They have quite the collection of practically everything! But, as I do have shoes of my own, I thought I’d include at least one pair in my Shoe Series.

Sketch of my summer Crocs

Cheesy looking

I have two pair of Crocs: a summer pair (the green, with holes) and a winter pair (black, no holes). I only wear them in the yard. The green, hole-y ones are too cold in the winter and the black, solid ones are too hot in the summer.

Summer Crocs, with the holes for air ventilation

Summer Crocs, with the holes for air ventilation

Sketch 072: Summer Crocs (not the Metropolitan Museum of Art, although I did search the online collection after I sketched mine, wondering if, indeed, they had a pair. None showed up. Maybe I should donate mine. Hmmmm . . . )

Here are links to some of the museum’s shoes that caught my eye.

Rosenbloom’s Slippers red, with tassels

Shoes by Steven Arpad, with quite the upturn at the toe

Shoes to wear in the forest by Beth Levine

Gold leather evening Oxfords by Alfred J. Cammeyer