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Headrest

Egyptian
Old Kingdom
2649–2150 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 7440 z

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 29 x 19.5 x 9.5 cm (11 7/16 x 7 11/16 x 3 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

27.1547

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture

Headrest consisting of three pieces: a curved top with a square abacus, a fluted stem, and a rectangular base with a low round torus. The pieces are held together with tenons.

Provenance

From Giza, G 7440z. 1927: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1927: assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt; 1987: accessioned by the MFA.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition