Diadem

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Giza Pit G 7143 B, chamber, at place of head in

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

37.606a

Medium or Technique

Gilded copper, gold, carnelian

On View

Ancient Egyptian Large Sculpture (Mycerinus) (Gallery 108)

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Diadems

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