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

Egypt: Old Kingdom Gallery (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