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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Axe-shaped diadem made of gold. A large face motif appears in the centre with three smaller ones at the end of the arms.

  • Date

    • 1st century
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 23 centimetres
    • Width: 25 centimetres
  • Bibliography

    • McEwan 2000 Fig. 1.5 (Line drawing) bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G1/fc20

  • Exhibition history

    1996, London, Museum of Mankind (Room 1), 'Gilded Image'

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number


  • Additional IDs

    • Am1878C2.7819 (old CDMS no.)
COMPASS Title: Gold diadem;Gold diadem

COMPASS Title: Gold diadem;Gold diadem

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