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Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5
2465–2323 B.C.

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


Height x width: 57.7 x 2.9 cm (22 11/16 x 1 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Gilded copper, gold, plaster, linen

On View

Egypt: Old Kingdom Gallery (Gallery 108)


Jewelry, The Ancient World



Head band of gilded copper with open ends. Undecorated. Now opened out and nearly flat.
Object Register says: At least three, possibly four or more, copper bands, five rounded end pieces with hole in center preserved; copper covered with layer of fine cloth, thin layer of paste or plaster, and gold leaf, most fragments flat or only very slightly curved, except two bent rounded end pieces with holes (5 cm and 7 cm long respectively); most of copper in very corroded and fragile state (exact length cannot be ascertained)


From Giza, pit G 7143 B, chamber, at place of head in wooden coffin: 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