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Headband

Head band of gilded copper with open ends. Undecorated. Now opened out and nearly flat. Object Register says: At least three, possibly four or more, copper bands, five rounded end pieces with hole in center preserved; copper covered with layer of fine cloth, thin layer of paste or plaster, and...

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Provenance

From Giza, pit G 7143 B, chamber, at place of head in wooden coffin: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; awarded to the MFA by the Egyptian government.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Accession Number

37.606b

Medium or Technique

Gilded copper, gold, plaster, linen

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Diadems