Headrest



Accession Number
W370
Current Location
Board 1
Object Type
Furniture, Headrest
Material
Wood
Measurements
Length: 150mm | Width: 66mm
Number of Elements
1

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Description

A wooden headrest, with a curved upper surface. It was purchased by Wellcome at auction in 1928 from the collection of Charles Tabor. Such headrests were used to support the head while sleeping.

Bibliography

See Hallinckx, B.R. 2001. The symbolic assimilation of head and sun as expressed by headrests. In S.A.K.: 29-95 for information on the headrest symbolising the akhet sign and information on sleep.