Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Semi-diadem

Period:
Predynastic, Naqada II
Date:
ca. 3500–3300 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Southern Upper Egypt, Hierakonpolis (Nekhen), Fort Cemetery (Hk 27), Tomb 81, MMA excavations, 1934–35
Medium:
Serpentinite, lapis lazuli, glazed steatite
Dimensions:
L: 16.7 cm (6 9/16 in.)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1935
Accession Number:
35.7.45
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 101
Excavations of the Metropolitan Museum of Art Egyptian Expedition at Hierakonpolis, 1934–35. Allotted to the Museum by the Egyptian Government in the division of finds.

Hayes, William C. 1953. Scepter of Egypt I: A Background for the Study of the Egyptian Antiquities in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Part I: From the Earliest Times to the End of the Middle Kingdom. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 24.

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