Jumu Half-Moon Footrest, 17th-18th century

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Jumu hardwoodexpand_more

Gift of Ruth and Bruce Daytonexpand_more  2003.60.2

Not on Viewexpand_more

Footrests were common accompanyments to formal chairs in upper-class Chinese households. While the rest served to elevate the feet from cold or damp masonry flooring, it also functioned as a symbol of a person's rank within society, as footrests were assigned to those chairs, couches, or beds used by the highest members of the family. This rest is unusual for its half-round shape.

Jumu Half-Moon Footrest
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