About this object

A wooden headrest, made in three pieces and painted a brown/yellow colour. It has a thick rectangular base with the central shaft at an angle instead of in a square form. The abacus and curve are one piece, the abacus is square, the curve is wider at the centre than at the ends.
The pieces are attached by small tenons at the top and bottom of the shaft extending right through the abacus and base sections.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Household Objects
  • Culture
    Middle Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Beni Hasan
  • Date made
    2055 BC - 1773 BC (Dynasty 11 - 12) about
  • Materials
    Wood
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the University of Liverpool, 2000
  • Collector
    Liverpool University Institute of Archaeology
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Beni Hasan
  • Date collected
    1904 before
  • Measurements
    220 mm x 210 mm x 90 mm
  • Related people
    John Garstang ( Previous owner); Liverpool University Institute of Archaeology ( Collector, previous owner)

Explore related

Publications

  • The Burial Customs of Ancient Egypt as Illustrated by Tombs of the Middle Kingdom being a Report of Excavations made in the Necropolis of Beni Hassan during 1902-3-4

    Garstang, John

    Author: Garstang, John
    Publisher: Archibald Constable and Co Ltd
    Date: 1907
    Description: John Garstang's account of his excavations of the lower cemetery at Beni Hassan during two winter seasons 1902-03 and 1903-04 (250p, 231 b/w illus). A 34 page appendix gives an inventory of most objects found within the tombs and has reference to where some objects were located at the time of publication. Those marked as being at Liverpool University Institute of Archaeology are now either in 2 museums in Liverpool: World Museum or the Garstang Museum of Archaeology.

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Liverpool University Institute of Archaeology

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 2000
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • John Garstang

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: Unknown or unrecorded
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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