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Gold leaf

Thirteen sheets of gold leaf which are reddish gold color. All the sheets are broken into many scraps. There is also one more group of smaller gold scraps.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, body debris of pit G 7796. 1931: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian,

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 6.6 x 15.5 cm (2 5/8 x 6 1/8 in.) (greatest)

Accession Number

31.1893

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Unclassifiable objects, Fragments