Size: Width 32.5cm, weight 2.2kg
A glazed ceramic headrest with blue floral motifs; hollow-formed with decorative piercings complementing the main design.
Object literature: Pillows from Chinese Tang, Song and Ming Dynasty tombs are made of cold, smooth, rock-hard porcelain. Porcelain pillows served multiple functions, like to maintain healthful posture and preserved elaborate hairdos. They may also have served as reclining pillows or small wrist rests, possibly for pulse-taking or other medical procedures and to relax after smoking opium.