c. 2454–2140 BC
Overall: 19.5 x 18.8 x 7.4 cm (7 11/16 x 7 3/8 x 2 15/16 in.)
Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic Trust 1914.626
The ancient Egyptians used wooden headrests as pillows. Stone headrests were replicas made for the tomb. This example is inscribed on the top of the supporting column for "the king’s noblewoman, Irut."
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