Section of a headrest

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Current Location
In storage
Object Type
Furniture, Headrest
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Stem section of wooden headrest in two pieces. Purchased by Wellcome at auction in 1928. Such headrests were used throughout the Dynastic period of Egyptian history. Purchased by Wellcome at auction in 1928 from the collection of Charles Tabor.


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.