Wooden headrest. Base only. Traces of linen in the socket. Purchased by Wellcome at auction in 1928 from the collection of Charles Tabor. Headrests were used to support the head while sleeping. Amulets could also be made in the shape of the headrest.
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.
- Wellcome Number
- Other Identity
- 343/13 (written in blue (see W372)) | 114 (written in yellow)
- Sotheby, Wilkinson, & Hodge: 20–24 Jan 1913, Lot 747 | Sotheby & Co.: 12–13 Nov 1928, Lot 214
- Previous Owners
- Charles James Tabor (1849–1928) | Sir Henry Solomon Wellcome (1853–1936) | Robert de Rustafjaell (1859–1943)
- Last modified: 31 Jul 2020