- Museum number
Yellow marble head-rest: the decoration of this headrest is quite austere, as was often the case with objects of Old Kingdom date. Its form is quite simple, with decorative fluting on the sides of the shaft. The surface of the stone has been smoothed, but not highly polished.
- Production date
- 2300BC (circa)
Height: 21.50 centimetres
Width: 17 centimetres
Depth: 7.20 centimetres
- Curator's comments
'Art and Afterlife in Ancient Egypt' Japan, 1999-2000 [exhibition catalogue] (Japan, 1999), No 69;
J.H. Taylor and N.C. Strudwick, Mummies: Death and the Afterlife in Ancient Egypt. Treasures from The British Museum, Santa Ana and London 2005, pp. 176-7, pl. on p. 177.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2001 26 Jun-23 Sep, Birmingham Gas Hall, Egypt Revealed
2005-2008, California, The Bowers Museum, Death and Afterlife in Ancient Egypt
19th Nov 2011- 11 Mar 2012. Richmond , VA, Virginia museum of Fine Art. Mummy. The inside story.
Mar - Oct 2012. Brisbane, Queensland Museum South Bank. Mummy: The Inside Story
2012/3, Nov-Apr, Mumbai, CSMVS, Mummy: The Inside Story
2013, Apr-Nov, Singapore, ArtScience Museum, Mummy: The Inside Story
2015 Feb - 2016 Jun, British Museum Members' Room Exhibition
- Acquisition date
- Egypt and Sudan
- BM/Big number
- Registration number