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Middle Kingdom 12th Dynasty 1981-1802BC
Size: 9.5cm high, 17cm wide, 4cm deep - 3¾ ins high, 6¾ ins wide, 1½ ins deep
Ex English Private collection
Acquired early 20th Century
cf: Musée Granet Aix-en-Provence. No 90
Objects of fine stonework were a hallmark of wealth, and used in a funerary context, head rests were a mark of a man’s status and authority. Although a great deal of the material buried with the deceased in a tomb was ritualistic in nature, an extraordinary number of objects of daily life were also deposited so that life in the next world would not be too different from that on earth.