Headrest

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5
2500–2350 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 4520 b

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 21.1 x 18.4 x 6.4 cm (8 5/16 x 7 1/4 x 2 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

21.2790

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Out on Loan

On display at Houston Museum of Natural Science, TX, May 17, 2013 – June 30, 2018

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture

Provenance

From Giza, tomb G 4520 b. 1914: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1921: assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition