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Headrest: E.11.2002

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Current Location: In storage

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Description

Wooden headrest with tripod legs all carved from a single piece of wood.

Measurements and weight

Depth: 59 mm
Height: 127 mm
Width: 204 mm

Relative size of this object

20.4 m12.7 m5.9 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (2002) by Sheldrake, Valerie, Miss on behalf of Miss Elspeth Seller

Dating

New Kingdom
Circa -1550 BCE - 1069 CE

School or Style

Egyptian

Materials used in production

Wood

Techniques used in production

Carved

Identification numbers

Accession number: E.11.2002
Primary reference Number: 93879
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 21 March 2018 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Antiquities

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "Headrest" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/93879 Accessed: 2022-10-01 03:52:22

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