Headrest

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 3–6
2649–2150 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Pit G 7753 A

Dimensions

Height: 23.8 cm (9 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

31.800

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture

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.

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition