- Middle Kingdom
- Late Dynasty 11 - Dynasty 12
- ca. 2030–1802 B.C.
- From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Asasif, Tomb MMA 816, pit, MMA excavations, 1929–30
- H. 8 3/4 in. (22.2 cm), W. 9 in. (22.9 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Rogers Fund, 1931
- Accession Number:
Headrests were used by ancient Egyptians to support a person's neck while sleeping. While the flat base board and curved top are consistent features, the form of the middle section varied. This type with six slender rods supporting the curved top is fairly rare. More common were single column-like supports between base and top.