About this object

Egyptian alabaster headrest with pillar In the form of a fluted column, with square abacus and splayed base on an oblong rectangular pedestal. The head rest piece detaches from the column and stand. Probably from the Memphite necropolis.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Household Objects
  • Culture
    Old Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Memphite Necropolis
  • Date made
    2345 BC - 2181 BC (Dynasty 6) about
  • Materials
    Egyptian Alabaster
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Ancient Egypt Gallery
  • Acquisition
    Bequest of Lt. Col. John Raymond Danson
  • Collector
    Robert de Rustafjaell
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Memphite Necropolis
  • Date collected
    1906 before
  • Measurements
    215 mm x 200 mm x 80 mm
  • Related people
    Randolph Humphrey Berens (Previous owner); Edith Danson (Previous owner); Francis Chatillon Danson (Collector, previous owner); John Raymond Danson (Previous owner); Robert de Rustafjaell (Collector, previous owner)

Explore related

Publications

  • Catalogue Of An Exhibition Of Ancient Egyptian Art (Burlington Fine Arts Club)

    Newberry, P. E. and H. R. H Hall

    Author: Newberry, P. E. and H. R. H Hall
    Publisher: Burlington Fine Arts Club
    Date: 1921
    Description: Catalogue of an exhibition held at the Burlington Fine Arts Club in London, 1921. Available online: http://archive.org/details/cu31924030647683

  • Catalogue of Babylonian, Egyptian, Greek, Roman antiquities Etc (Sotheby, Wilkinson and Hodge Sale Catalogue, 18 June 1923)

    Sotheby's

    Author: Sotheby's
    Publisher: Sotheby, Wilkinson and Hodge
    Date: 1923
    Description: Sale catalogue of Revd. Randolph Humphrey Beren's Egyptian antiquities collection sold as 155 lots at Sotheby's 18 June 1923. A further collection belonging to his wife was sold at Sotheby's 29 July 1923 (lots 299-313) and 31 July 1923 (114 lots). There are objects from the 18 June 1923 sale within World Museum's collection via Sir Francis Danson and Sir Henry Wellcome (and possibly others from the 2 later sale's of Mrs Beren's)

  • Catalogue of the interesting and valuable Egyptian collection formed by Mr. Robert de Rustafjaell

    de Rustafjaell, Robert

    Author: de Rustafjaell, Robert
    Publisher: Anderson Galleries, Inc
    Date: 1915
    Description: Available online http://hdl.handle.net/2027/nyp.33433081836128

  • Catalogue of the remaining part of the valuable collection of Egyptian antiquities formed by R. de Rustafjaell (Sotheby's Sale Catalogue. 20-4 January 1913)

    Sotheby's

    Author: Sotheby's
    Publisher: Sotheby's
    Date: 1913
    Description: Sotheby's Sale Catalogue. 20-4 January 1913 for the collection formed by Robert de Rustafjaell (also known as the Col. Prince Roman Orbeliani collection). Available online: http://openlibrary.org/books/OL13999031M/Catalogue_of_the_remaining_part_of_the_valuable_collection_of_Egyptian_antiquities

  • 'Museum Acquisitions, 1978' in the Journal of Egyptian Archaeology vol. 66

    Bourriau, Janine (editor)

    Author: Bourriau, Janine (editor)
    Publisher: Egypt Exploraration Society
    Date: 1980
    Description: A list of Egyptian antiquities acquired in 1978 by museums in the United Kingdom. The article contains a complete list of the Danson collection of Egyptian antiquities acquired by World Museum in 1977.

Events

  • Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge Sale of the Rev. Randolph Humphrey Berens Collection sold at London [June-July 1923].

    Start date: 1923-06
    End date: 1923-06
    Description: Auctions including Egyptian antiquities (155 lots) sold at Sotheby's 18 June 1923. A further collection belonging to his wife (Eleanor Frances Berens) was sold 29 July 1923 (lots 299-313) and 31 July 1923 (114 lots).

  • Sotheby's Auction House Sale 20 - 24 January 1913

    Start date: 1913-01-20
    End date: 1913-01-20
    Description: Sale of the collection of Egyptian antiquities formed by Robert de Rustafjaell (also known as the Col. Prince Roman Orbeliani collection).

  • Sotheby's Auction House Sale 20 - 24 January 1913

    Start date: 1913-01-20
    End date: 1913-01-20
    Description: Sale of the collection of Egyptian antiquities formed by Robert de Rustafjaell (also known as the Col. Prince Roman Orbeliani collection).

Ownership

Previous owners

  • John Raymond Danson

    Owned from: 1950-08-03
    How acquired: Inherited
    Owned until: 1976-06-18
    Disposal method: Bequest
  • Edith Danson

    Owned from: 1926-07-03
    How acquired: Inherited
    Owned until: 1950-08-03
    Disposal method: Bequest
  • Francis Chatillon Danson

    Owned from: 1923-06-18
    How acquired: Purchased
    Owned until: 1926-07-03
    Disposal method: Bequest
  • Randolph Humphrey Berens

    Owned from: 1913
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1923-06-18
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • Robert de Rustafjaell

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1913
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
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