8 June 2001
AN EGYPTIAN WOOD HEADREST
New Kingdom, Dynasty XVIII-XX, 1550-1070 B.C.
Crafted of three pieces joined together by a mortise-and-tenon system, with a sloping base, columnar shaft and arching "pillow"
7¾ in. (19.7 cm) high
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For a similar headrest see no. 46 in Brovarski, ed., Egypt's Golden Age, The Art of Living in the New Kingdom, 1558-1085 B.C.
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