Section of a headrest



Accession Number
W376
Current Location
In storage
Object Type
Furniture, Headrest
Period
Old Kingdom
Material
Wood
Measurements
height 10cm
Number of Elements
1

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Description

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.

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.