Model headrest

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom, late Dynasty 11 – early Dynasty
2010–1961 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 19, shaft B

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

21.906a-c

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture

This model headrest is carved of travertine (Egyptian alabaster), made in three sections and originally cemented together with plaster. The plaster not having held, the three components are now glued together. The rest element has a nearly flat top surface.

Provenance

From Deir el-Bersha, tomb 19, shaft B (tomb of Djehutynakht). May 1915: 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: March 1, 1921)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition