Section of a headrest



Accession Number
W374
Current Location
In storage
Object Type
Furniture, Headrest
Material
Wood
Provenance
Egypt
Measurements
Length: 191mm | Width: 69mm
Number of Elements
1

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Description

Wooden headrest, top section only. Square socket. The head resting on the headrest paralleled the 'akhet' sign, the hieroglyph for the daily rising of the sun on the horizon.

Bibliography

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.