<em>Inscribed Headrest</em>, ca. 1818-1700 B.C.E. Wood, 9 x 9 3/8 x 4 7/16 in. (22.8 x 23.8 x 11.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Egypt Exploration Fund, 14.650. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.14.650_NegA_print_bw.jpg)

Inscribed Headrest

Medium: Wood

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1818-1700 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 9 x 9 3/8 x 4 7/16 in. (22.8 x 23.8 x 11.2 cm)


Museum Location: Old Kingdom to 18th Dynasty, Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor


Accession Number: 14.650

Image: CUR.14.650_NegA_print_bw.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Wooden headrest in three parts with octagonal pillar inscribed in two columns with name and titles of Ht (Khet). Condition: One side of base has large gap; pillar badly split, rest chipped at one end. The headrest seems to be a re-used piece as the surfaces now containing inscriptions have very obviously been cut down, presumably to efface an earlier inscription.

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