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Crown, band of copper with three riveted ornaments; (a) one in front, (b) one on left side, (c) one on right side; covered with thin cloth, layer of gesso, and gold leaf. Illustration: No


  • ID
  • Department
    Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Classification
    Jewelry & adornment-Hair ornaments and diadems
  • Findspot
    Pit G 7143 B, chamber, at place of head in wood coffin
  • Material
    Copper, gold
  • Dimensions
    Width: copper band: 3.4 cm Diameter: long diameter: 18.5 cm; short diameter: 17 cm
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
    MFA accession number: 37.606a
  • Date of Register Entry
  • Remarks
    For other details see colored drawing by W. A. Stewart
  • Problems/Questions
    MFA accession number verified

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 7143

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery

Published Documents 2

Unpublished Documents 3

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, figs. 1-6.

    Smith, William Stevenson. Ancient Egypt as Represented in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1960 (6th ed.), p. 67.

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

    Cf. Bissing, Friedrich Wilhelm Freiherr von. Ägyptische Kunstgeschichte von den ältesten Zeiten bis 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.