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As a permanent structure for reclining, Greeks and Romans used furniture that combined the functions of couch and bed. These bed‐couches (kline, lectus) served as the place for dining, sleeping, convalescence, love‐making, and literary activities. The standard form of Greek and Roman bed consists of a rectangular frame, four legs, possible head and foot boards, and a grid for supporting the mattress. Bed legs were either animal‐shaped, turned on a lathe, rectangular, or decorated with incisions. Wood was the most common construction material, but metal fittings and ornamental elements of more precious materials such as bronze, silver, bone, and ivory were also used. Bedclothes were most commonly made of linen and wool.
Titel på gästpublikationThe Encyclopedia of Ancient History : Wiley Online Library
Utgivningsdatum28 dec 2017
ISBN (elektroniskt)9781444338386
StatusPublicerad - 28 dec 2017
MoE-publikationstypD2 Artikel i professionella manualer eller guider eller professionella informationssystem eller textboksmaterial


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