Top section of a headrest



Accession Number
W358
Current Location
House of Life (first floor), Woodwork case
Object Type
Furniture, Headrest
Material
Wood
Measurements
Length: 180mm
Number of Elements
1

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Description

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.

Bibliography

Hallinckx, B.R. 2001 The symbolic assimilation of head and sun as expressed by headrests. In S.A.K.: 29-95.