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Head-rest of acacia wood inlaid with triangular pattern of ivory and East African ebony, made in three pieces , the long narrow base and pillar are octagonally faceted: Ancient Egyptian, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Qurna, 2nd Intermediate Period, 17th Dynasty, c.1585-1545 BC

Museum reference



World Culture

Object name


Production information

Egypt, Northern Africa


17th Dynasty, 2nd Intermediate Period, Ancient Egyptian

Style / Culture

Ancient Egyptian


Acacia wood, Ivory, Ebony

Collection place(s)

Qurna, Thebes, Upper Egypt, Egypt, Northern Africa


Excavator: Petrie, William Matthew Flinders, Professor Sir, 1853 - 1942


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Qurneh / by W.M. Flinders Petrie. London, B.S.A.E. & B. Quaritch, 1909, 6 - 10

Roehrig, C.H., Dreyfus, R., Keller, C.A., (eds.) Hatshepsut : From Queen to Pharaoh, 2005 (New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art), p.22, cat.6

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