Funerary portrait of a mother and daughter, mother wears native Mesopotamian costume; the daughter holds a wreath and wears fashionable Roman jewelry. Roman, from Palmyra in the Euphrates region of Syria, 70-100 A.D.
Reserve Head Old Kingdom Dynasty 4 Reign of Khufu or Khafre ca. 2551–2528 B.C. Reserve heads were used during the Old Kingdom, as a magical place to hold the Ka of the deceased should anything happen to the body. In Egyptian religion it was believed that if anything happened to the body of the deceased then they would cease to exist in the afterlife. A reserve head was used to ensure against such a fate. (Source: The Metropolitan Museum)