Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
ca. 2350-2170 B.C.E., or later
Dynasty 6 (possibly, according to Petrie)
Late Old Kingdom, or later
8 3/8 × 3 1/16 × 6 3/4 in. (21.3 × 7.7 × 17.2 cm) (show scale)
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Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Headrest, ca. 2350-2170 B.C.E., or later. Wood, 8 3/8 × 3 1/16 × 6 3/4 in. (21.3 × 7.7 × 17.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 05.325. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , CUR.05.325_view01.jpg)
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Undecorated wooden headrest of conventional form. Possibly a provincial piece.
Condition: Each end of curved portion of headrest badly chipped, otherwise good. Top of headrest appears ancient, cylindrical support and base look dubious. Possibly an assembled piece, although at present it is impossible to say that the piece is a forgery. Base seems small for support and the beveled edge is hard to explain.
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