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Headrest
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Headrest


Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Credit
Description This wooden headrest has a fluted base. Headrests were included in burials, often placed near the head of the mummy. The pair of human hands for the support makes this headrest especially appealing.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
8/18/1998Examinationsurvey
Exhibitions
  • In Search of Ancient Treasure: 40 Years of Collecting. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1978.
Provenance Joseph Brummer Collection Sale, Parke-Bernet New York, May 11-14, 1949; Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, 1949, by purchase.
Credit Museum purchase, 1949

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Period
2300-2200 BC (Old Kingdom)
Medium
wood
(Wood)
Accession Number
61.301
Measurements
8 1/16 x 8 11/16 x 3 in. (20.5 x 22.1 x 7.6 cm)
Geography
  • Egypt (Place of Discovery)

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