Top section of a wooden headrest



Accession Number
W372
Current Location
House of Life (first floor), Woodwork case
Object Type
Furniture, Headrest
Material
Wood
Measurements
Height: 52mm | Width: 238 | Depth: 94mm
Number of Elements
1

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Description

This is the top section of a wooden headrest. Such headrests were used to support the head while sleeping. The upper section may have been made more comfortable with the addition of cloth.

Bibliography

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.