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Copper band with beads; copper head band ornamented with eighteen vertical rows of faience ring beads, consisting of three vertical stripes of black-white-black beads (each two beads wide) fully preserved, and other black and white beads sticking together indicating at least one more vertical black-white-black stripe, distance between two black-white-black stripes at least thirteen blue-green (glazed) faience ring beads in width, ring beads bordered above and below by one horizontal row of blue-green (glazed) faience cylinder beads, thin copper band bent outward at upper and lower edges (to hold beads), beads about flush with edge of outward bent edge of copper band, beads stuck onto piece of fine cloth covered with thin layer of white plaster, fragments of plaster indicate head ornament did not go all around but covered overlapping ends of band in front as they show only imprint of cloth underneath and are smooth outside in contrast to fragments broken off from under beads. Illustration: No


  • ID
  • Department
    Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Classification
    Jewelry & adornment-Beads
  • Findspot
    Pit G 2095 I, chamber, on skull
  • Material
    Copper, faience
  • Dimensions
    Width: bent copper band: .31 cm; copper band, underlying part: .34 cm Length: cylinder beads: 8 - 11 cm; copper band, piece preserved: 11 cm Diameter: copper band, as indicated by length of piece preserved: ca 17 cm (with overlapping ends: 8 - 9 mm)
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
  • Date of Register Entry

Full Bibliography

  • Roth, Ann Macy. A Cemetery of Palace Attendants. Giza Mastabas 6. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1995, pl. 82b.