Old Kingdom, Dynasty 3–6
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Pit G 7753 A
Height: 23.8 cm (9 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This limestone headrest was found in situ inside a sealed coffin. It shows very good crafting with a rectangular base, fluted central post that flares out at bottom to a slight circular lip, and a crescent shaped rest component with its own rectangular support. Other than slight chips, it is in perfect condition.
From Giza, Pit G 7753A. December 1929: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.
(Accession Date: December 1, 1929)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition