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Head band

Fragments of rosettes from a destroyed head band, paint on very thin plaster over cloth. Mummy wrapping.

Provenance

From Giza. Pit G 2416 D III, in wood coffin. 1936: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1913: assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, 2649–2134 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 7.6 cm (3 in.)

Accession Number

36-7-37

Medium or Technique

Plaster, cloth

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Mummy Trappings