Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Giza Pit G 7143 B, chamber, at place of head in
Diameter: 18.5 cm (7 5/16 in.).
Medium or Technique
Gilded copper, gold, carnelian
Ancient Egyptian Large Sculpture (Mycerinus) (Gallery 108)
Diadem of gilded copper bearing three attached ornaments representing papyri, 3h -birds and 3h -signs in copper covered with gold leaf, gesso, and paint.
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.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition