Fragment of a headrest
The top and the stem of a wooden headrest. The ancient Egyptians used these to support their heads during sleeping. Cloth may have covered the crescent-shaped part. They were purchased by Wellcome at auction in 1928 from the collection of Charles Tabor.
Hallinckx, B.R. 2001 The symbolic assimilation of head and sun as expressed by headrests. In S.A.K.: 29-95.
- Last modified: 03 May 2021