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
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Bequest of Lt. Col. John Raymond Danson
  • Collector
    Francis Chatillon Danson
  • 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 (Previous owner)

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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 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: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1976-06-18
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • Edith Danson

    Owned from: 1926-07-03
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1950-08-03
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • Francis Chatillon Danson

    Owned from: 1923
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1926-07-03
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • Randolph Humphrey Berens

    Owned from: 1913
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1923
    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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