Egypt, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5-6, 2454-2140 BC / Headrest of Irut / 2454-2140 BCEgypt, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5-6, 2454-2140 BC
Headrest of Irut
2454-2140 BC

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Creator Nationality: African; North African; Egyptian
Creator Dates/Places: Egypt, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5-6, 2454-2140 BC
Creator Active Place: Egypt, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5-6, 2454-2140 BC
Creator Name-CRT: Egypt, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5-6, 2454-2140 BC
Title: Headrest of Irut
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: -245
Creation End Date: -214
Creation Date: 2454-2140 BC
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Funerary Equipment
Materials and Techniques: travertine
Dimensions: Overall: 19.5cm x 18.8cm x 7.4cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1914.626
Credit Line: Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic Trust
Provenance: Purchased in Egypt by Lucy Olcott Perkins through Henry W. Kent
Context: The ancient Egyptians used wooden headrests as pillows. Stone headrests were replicas made for the tomb. The owner's name is inscribed on the top of the supporting column.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1914.626
AMICA Library Year: 1999
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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