Top section of a headrest
An upper section of a wooden headrest. Headrests were used for supporting the head during sleep. Cloth may have been put around the crescent piece to improve comfort. This examples was 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.
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