Headrest

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K 1084-5

Dimensions

Height x Length: 17.5 x 43.8 cm (6 7/8 x 17 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

20.1385a-b

Medium or Technique

Wood

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture

This wooden headrest was carved in one piece. It has a long, flat base (from which a small frgament is missing), a fluted neck, crescent-shaped rest. It was once broken through the neck, but has been mended.

Provenance

From Kerma, K. 1084-5. 1914: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.
(Accession Date: March 1, 1920)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition