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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). Illustration: Yes. Illustration scale: section: 5:1


  • ID
  • Department
    Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Classification
    Jewelry & adornment-Miscellaneous
  • Findspot
    Pit G 7143 B, chamber, in wood coffin
  • Material
    Gilded copper
  • Dimensions
    Width: 2.7 - 2.9 cm Length: longest piece: 19+ cm
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
    MFA accession number: 37.606b
  • Date of Register Entry
  • Remarks
    One copper band accessioned as MFA 37.606b. Other assorted gold foil and copper fragments MFA owned (unaccessioned).
  • Problems/Questions
    MFA accession number verified

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 7143

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery

Published Documents 1

Full Bibliography

  • Aldred, Cyril. Jewels of the Pharaohs: Egyptian Jewellery of the Dynastic Period. London: Thames and Hudson, 1971, p. 182, no. 16.

    Dunham, Dows "An Egyptian Diadem of the Old Kingdom." Bulletin of the Museum of Fine Arts 44, No. 255 (1946), pp. 23-29.

    Wilkinson, Alix. Ancient Egyptian Jewellery. London: Methuen, 1971, pp. 39, 46, fig. 27.

    Cf. Bissing, Friedrich Wilhelm Freiherr von. Ägyptische Kunstgeschichte von den Ältesten Zeiten vis auf die Eroberung Durch die Araber: Systematisches Handbuch. Berlin-Charlottenburg: M. Goldstein, 1934, pp. 203-204.

    Cf. Keimer, Ludwig. "Pendeloques En Forme D'insectes Faisant Partie De Colliers Égyptiens." Annales du Service des Antiquités de l'Égypte 31 (1931), p. 147.

Photos 2