Section of a headrest

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Stem section of wooden headrest. Fluted. D'Auria et al 1988 p78 shows Old Kingdom fluted examples as does Petrie 1927 'Objects of Daily Use' pl. XXX. 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.

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