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Gold diadem-ornament: the ornament has eight rays or petals, each made separately and consisting of a base-plate with an escape hole for air and curved upper part. The petals are soldered to a central base around a central circular boss. Between every two rays are two granules of gold alternating with a single granule. A ring for suspension is soldered in the centre at the back.
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Diameter: 3.40 centimetres
Height: 10 millimetres
- Curator's comments
This ornament is strikingly similar to a seven-pointed gold star worn on the forehead of the bearded man shown in portrait 1994,0521.12.
H. Tait (ed.), 'Seven Thousand Years of Jewellery' (1986), fig. 207;
K. Parlasca & H. Seeman, ‘Augenblicke, Mumienporträts un ägyptische Grabkunst aus römischer Zeit’ (1999), 138 no. 40;
S. Walker, Ancient Faces, New York 2000, p. 153 .
Ein Gott 215, no. 70, p. 72.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1997 22 Oct-1998 30 Apr, Italy, Rome, Fondaione Memmo, Ancient Faces
2000 Feb-May, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Ancient Faces
2003 18 Oct-14 Dec, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Treasures of the World's Cultures
2004 17 Jan-28 Mar, Kobe City Museum, Treasures of the World's Cultures
2004 10 Apr-13 Jun, Fukuoka Art Museum, Treasures of the World's Cultures
2004 26 Jun-29 Aug, Niigata Bandaijima Art Museum, Treasures of the World's Cultures
2005 11 Apr-10 Jul, Seoul Arts Centre, Treasures of the World's Cultures
2005 25 Jul-8 Oct, Busan Museum, Treasures of the World's Cultures
2005 27 Oct-2006 31 Jan, Haengso Museum, Keimyung University, Daegu, Treasures of the World's Cultures
2006 18 Mar-4 Jun, Beijing, Capital Museum, Treasures of the World's Cultures
2007 3 Feb-27 May, Taipei, National Palace Museum, Treasures of the World's Cultures
2007 14 Sep-2 Dec, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Treasures of the World's Cultures
2009 1 May-20 Sep, Victoria, Royal BC Museum, Treasures of the World's Cultures
2009 11 Dec-2010 10 May, Madrid, Canal de Isabel II, Treasures of the World’s Cultures
2013, - 2014 21 Sep - 05 Jan, Bristol Museum + Art Gallery, Roman Empire: Power + People
2014, 25 Jan - 27 Apr, Norwich Castle, Roman Empire + People
2014, 15 May - 31 Aug, Coventry, Herbert Museum, Roman Empire + People
2014 -2015, 20 Sep - 4 Jan, Manchester, Roman Empire + People
2015, 24 Jan - 10 May, Dundee, Roman Empire + People
2015, 30 May - 13 Sep, Tyne & Wear, Roman Empire + People
2015-2016, Oct 29-Feb 7, London, BM, G35, Egypt: Faith after the Pharaohs.
2019 PROMISED Getty
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- Egypt and Sudan
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