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Headrest

Artist

Artist Unknown

Date

c. 2635-2155 BCE

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G254
Headrest, Artist Unknown
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Woodwork | Hardwood, traces of gesso
Size: 8 1/4 x 7 3/4 x 3 1/4 in. (21 x 19.7 x 8.3 cm)
Creation Place: Africa, Egypt, North Africa region
Culture: Ancient Egyptian Culture, Africa, Egypt, North Africa region
Style: Old Kingdom, 28th-21st century B.C.
Physical Description: headrest with fluted column on rectangular base; column supports curved oval element on top of smaller rectangle (oval and rectangle are carved from one piece of wood); two wooden pins on one side one on base and one on smaller rectangle
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; The Dr. Mary Weisel Purchase Fund
Accession Number: 2000.70.2
Artist: Artist Unknown, French, 1485 - about 1556
Role: Artist
Nationality: French
Life Dates: French, 1485 - about 1556
Added to Site: February 28, 2009