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3 Wooden headrest

Acacia species

Sedment, Egypt
First Intermediate Period (2170-2020 BC)

This headrest was found in grave number 249 at the cemetery of Sedment, which belonged to a male. The excavation notebooks make reference to the grave, which in addition to the headrest included a large plain wooden coffin and a pottery vessel. The grave is dated in both the notebook and publication to Dynasty 6 or 9 by the excavators. This headrest is manufactured in two parts.

Given by the British School of Archaeology in Egypt
The Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge, E.85.1921

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