About this object

Copper alloy diadem with gilding in the style of a wreath. Broken and repaired. From John Garstang's 1906 excavations in Upper Egypt and thought to be from Esna but it may also be from Abydos.

Theodore Davis was assigned items from John Garstang's excavations as return for his financial backing. He donated ten items to the museum via Garstang on 15 February 1907. A recent (1980s?) record card suggests it is from John Garstang's excavations at Esna (grave number 19 E) but this is not stated within the register dated 15 February 1907 which just states: " Bronze wreath (gilt) imperfect and very much broken. Egypt".

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Ornament
  • Culture
    Roman Period
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    100 AD - 200 AD about Roman Period
  • Materials
    Bronze; Gold Leaf
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Mr. Theodore Davis, 1907
  • Collector
    Theodore M Davis
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    7 mm x 80 mm x 160 mm
  • Related people
    Theodore M Davis ( Collector, previous owner)
  • Related documents/media


Previous owners

  • Theodore M Davis

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1907-02-15
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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