Headrest Decorated with Heads of the God Bes

Medium: Wood

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1539-1292 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 7 1/8 x 3 7/16 x 9 5/8 in. (18.1 x 8.7 x 24.5 cm)


Accession Number: 37.443E

Catalogue Description:
Headrest made of three pieces of wood; top, small central section of supporting column, and base. A small rectangular dowel shows at the top but it is not known how far it descends into the object. The central column is “fluted”, and the under edges of the tips of the top piece are decorated with relief representations of Bes heads. Condition: Most of the tip of one end of the top piece is missing, and the opposite end of the base is broken away. Modern glue; chips and scratches.

Brooklyn Museum