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.
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.
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