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Diadem of gilded copper bearing three attached ornaments representing papyri, 3h -birds and 3h -signs in copper covered with gold leaf, gesso, and paint.

Provenance

From Giza, pit G 7143 B, chamber, at place of head in wooden coffin; 1927: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

Dimensions

Diameter: 18.5 cm (7 5/16 in.).

Accession Number

37.606a

Medium or Technique

Gilded copper, gold, carnelian

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Diadems