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Diadem with foliate decoration

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Gold foil band or fillet decorated with foliate patterns and an image of a goddess holding her breasts in center.

Provenance

By 1977: Mr. and Mrs. Richard Wagner collection, West Barnstable, MA (said to be from a tomb near Byblos); given to the MFA by Mr. and Mrs. Wagner December 1, 1977.

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Richard R. Wagner

Near Eastern, Levantine, Phoenician, Iron Age, 699–600 B.C.

Dimensions

Length: 26.5 cm (10 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

1977.844

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Diadems