Bench with niche, Structure II

Becan: Bench with niche

In contrast with platforms, which occupy nearly a whole room, benches fill only one end of a room in a shape that we would associated with a sleeping platform. Potter observes that niches associated with benches at Becán tend to be formally conceived and centered above the bench. Wall niches rarely occur in the seemingly more important rooms. (Potter, p. 42)


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