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Fragments of copper and gold foil

This is a group of fragments of bands of copper covered with gold foil. There are ten large and at least nine small fragments. Two of the large pieces have rounded end fragments which are pierced with a hole for attachment. These appear to be leftover pieces from the assembling of 37.606b...

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Provenance

From Giza, 7143B pit, at head end of coffin. 1927: Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5, 2465–2323 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Length x width largest 11 x 2.4 x 0.1 cm (4 5/16 x 15/16 x 1/16 in.) Length x width smallest: 2.6 x 1.4 cm (1 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

27-2-462.1

Medium or Technique

Copper, gold foil

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment