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Headrest

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5–6
2465–2150 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, 4811 B & G 4712 A (15-12-20&30), Debris in pit SW corner & chamber (15-12-20&30)

Dimensions

Width: 17.1 cm (6 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.10537

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture

Top section of head-rest, broken, incomplete. Carved with cord design on under side. Repaired: tip now attached (15-12-30).

Provenance

From Giza, G 4811 B, debri in pit SW corner (15-12-20) and G 4712 A, chamber (15-12-30). 1915: 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