By Elizabeth Simpson
"The furnishings from Tumulus MM" is a research of the furnishings from the biggest tomb at Gordion, Turkey, excavated in 1957 by means of the college of Pennsylvania Museum. The tomb dates to the 8th century BC and is assumed to be the burial of the nice Phrygian king Midas or his father. The gadgets, at first misunderstood, are actually pointed out as 9 tables, serving stands, stools, a chair, and an open log coffin. 3 items are ornately carved and inlaid with non secular symbols and intricate geometric motifs. The wood items from Gordion are actually well-known because the most crucial selection of good preserved wood artifacts excavated from the close to East. incorporated during this quantity are new photos, reconstruction drawings, and 8 scientific/technical appendices.
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CD-Figure 44 Mass of unknown fibers from sample 2003-Tx-8. CD-Figure 45 Mass of unknown fibers from sample 2003-Tx-8. CD-Figure 46 Fragment of the “bag” on “stool #2” from the northeast corner (2003-Tx-9). The fragment has textile twining, but it is obscured by a tan powdery mass. CD-Figure 47 Fragment of the “bag” on “stool #2” from the northeast corner (2003-Tx-9). This photomicrographic detail of CD-Figure 46 shows a cross-section of a pair of yarns twining about one another. 76 mm. CD-Figure 48 Fragment of the “bag” on “stool #2” from the northeast corner (2003-Tx-9).
The objects could have been carried up such a ramp, lowered into the tomb, and then placed in their respective positions. This final disposition was revealed to the excavators when they cut through the west wall of the chamber and looked in on the marvelous scene. Directly before them was the tomb’s occupant, clothed in the remains of a leather outfit, and lying on what Young thought was a four-poster bed (Plan, p. 19 Under the textiles was deteriorated wood, which Young identified as the remains of the bed planks.
2): inscription carved on the façade frame. Arslan Ta¸s, Phrygian Highlands. C. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. C. Egyptian Museum, Cairo. C. Museum of Anatolian Civilizations, Ankara. C. CD-Figure 82 “Bell idol,” Boeotia. C. Louvre. list of cd-figures CD-Figure 83 CD-Figure 84 CD-Figure 85 CD-Figure 86 CD-Figure 87 CD-Figure 88 CD-Figure 89 CD-Figure 90 CD-Figure 91 CD-Figure 92 CD-Figure 93 CD-Figure 94 CD-Figure 95 CD-Figure 96 CD-Figure 97 CD-Figure 98 CD-Figure 99 CD-Figure 100 xxxiii “Bell idol,” Boeotia.