Circlet for Head
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Egyptian Orientation Gallery, 3rd Floor
Egyptologists disagree on the original function of this circlet. It may have been a diadem (a type of crown) or a decoration for the rim of a ritual vessel. The papyrus plants and sun-disks refer to the creation myth that recounts the sun’s emergence from the primordial waters of Nun, suggesting a religious context.
ca. 1295-1070 B.C.E.
XIX Dynasty-XX Dynasty
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Circlet for Head, ca. 1295-1070 B.C.E. Gold, 1 x 6 11/16 in. (2.6 x 17 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.702E. Creative Commons-BY
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