Photo by O. Louis Mazzatenta

Of the 15 pieces of wooden furniture found in the Midas Mound, the most exquisite was an intricately designed, three-legged table (shown here, compare with photo of circular rosette)—sometimes referred to as the Pagoda Table, which was put back together by restorers from more than 40 fragments. The tabletop is made of fine walnut; its frame and legs are light-colored boxwood inlaid with dark-colored juniper wood. The table’s surfaces are decorated with diamond, triangle and meander patterns.