a small chair with an open seat over a removable pot, for use by a child during toilet training.
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Until her discovery, she had been strapped to a potty-chair, had not been taught to speak and was denied all human interaction.
(7) On the basis of red-figure representations, Corbett identified the enigmatic stand as a child's commode: a potty by any other name, or "potty-chair," as it was later called by Dorothy Thompson.
2), prepared at a scale of 1:2, shows both the profile and elevation of the potty-chair, as well as a plan of it, viewed from above.
The age and size of the child for which the potty-chair was intended were important, and it is clear that children "grew out" of such highchairs, in much the same way as their clothing, and they were no doubt handed down to young siblings.
At first, the young Elizabeth was placed inside the potty-chair fully clothed.
She is at ease in the potty-chair, her right hand comfortably placed on her right knee, her left hand holding the rim of the bowl at the arched opening.
As Morris explains, in shape and size a [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], as in a potty-chair, resembles a brazier; both are two-tiered stands with an upper bowl and were designed to receive two objects: "the brazier holds coals below, pot above, while the potty supports a seated child above, a container below." (75) When [TEXT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] as pot props for cooking disappeared around 300, no commentator could sort out these various meanings with ease.
Some potty-chairs can be used as bath chairs and floor sitters as well.