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Headrest

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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...

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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

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

Findspot

Egypt

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

31.800

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture