Fragments of copper and gold foil

Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5
2465–2323 B.C.

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


Length x width largest 11 x 2.4 x 0.1 cm (4 5/16 x 15/16 x 1/16 in.) Length x width smallest: 2.6 x 1.4 cm (1 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Copper, gold foil

Not On View


Jewelry, The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment

This is a group of fragments of bands of copper covered with gold foil. There are ten large and at least nine small fragments. Two of the large pieces have rounded end fragments which are pierced with a hole for attachment. These appear to be leftover pieces from the assembling of 37.606b headband. There are also smaller fragments that appear to come from 37.606c bracelet. There are also hundreds of fragments of gold foil. The foil could have come from 27-2-462a,b,c,o,p.


From Giza, 7143B pit, at head end of coffin. 1927: Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition