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Headrest of Harmose

Period:
New Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 18
Reign:
Joint reign of Hatshepsut and Thutmose III
Date:
ca. 1479–1458 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Sheikh Abd el-Qurna, Tomb of Senenmut (TT 71), below, burial of Singer Harmose, at left side of coffin, MMA excavations, 1935–36
Medium:
Wood, linen
Dimensions:
H. 18.5 cm (7 5/16 in); w. 30 cm (11 13/16 in); d. 9.5 cm (3 3/4 in)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1936
Accession Number:
36.3.169
Not on view
Found lying next to Hormose's coffin (36.3.172), this wooden headrest was carved with the octagonal shaft and wide oval base typical of examples of early Dynasty 18.
Excavated by the Egyptian Expedition of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1935–1936. Acquired by the Museum in the division of finds, 1936.

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