Attachment in the form of the head of a goddess wearing the double crown
- Third Intermediate Period
- ca. 1070–664 B.C.
- From Egypt
- Leaded bronze, gold and electrum sheet on crown, Egyptian blue and glass inlays
- h. 16.5 cm (6 1/2 in); w. 6.0 cm (2 3/8 in); d. 8.6 cm (3 3/8 in)
- Credit Line:
- Purchase, Edward S. Harkness Gift, 1926
- Accession Number:
The attachment head of the goddess Mut, Amun’s consort, wears a double crown. The lower element of the crown, traditionally red, is here covered in gold leaf, as the Egyptians associated gold with red. The crown’s traditionally white upper element is covered with electrum leaf, paler in hue and presumably intended to signify white.