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Headrest

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


Findspot: Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width: 20.3 x 19 cm (8 x 7 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

37.1334a-c

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture

Made in three pieces, the base broken, complete. Fluted column; surface weathered and pitted.

Provenance

From Giza, G 4811 B. 1936: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt; 1937: accessioned by the MFA.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition