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Head rest

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom


Findspot: Egypt, Sheikh Farag

Dimensions

Height x width x length: 23 x 12 x 11 cm (9 1/16 x 4 3/4 x 4 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.3573

Medium or Technique

Wood

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture

One piece, octagonal stem–good condition. Also, fragments of linen (mummy wrappings) are found along top of headrest and on one side of base.

Provenance

From Sheikh Farag: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition