Furniture Decoration (Gold Leaf)

24.9.00.60
Fragment of sheet gold. Possibly gilding from a vessel, a piece of furniture or other object. From Tomb Q, the tomb of King Qa'a (Petrie's King Qa). In 1901 Dr Gladstone FRS analysed gold from the tomb of Qa'a and found that the metal was an alloy of gold and silver (84% gold and 12.95 % silver).