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carnelian

A pale to deep red or reddish-brown variety of clear chalcedony, used in jewelry.

diadem

a crown worn as a sign of royalty

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Diadem of Tutankhamun
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This gold diadem was designed to secure the wig of the king during ceremonies and to protect his forehead in the hereafter.

It is a multicolored masterpiece, decorated with gold cloisonnes inlaid with circles of carnelian and edged with inlays of turquoise, lapis lazuli, and blue glass.

At the center front are the protective deities of Upper and Lower Egypt: the vulture goddess, Nekhbet, with inlaid obsidian eyes, and the cobra goddess, Wadjet, inlaid with semiprecious stones and glass.

The papyrus flowers on either side are of malachite and the knot at the back is of chalcedony.

Dimensions:  Diameter 20 cm

Attributes Attributes

Culture:

Pharaonic

Technique:

Inlaid

Style:

New Kingdom

Materials:

Glass
  Lapis Lazuli
  Gold
  Carnelian
  Obsidian
Type Type

Type:

Diadem
Map Map

Location: 

Egyptian Museum

Created: 

Valley of the Kings
Timeline Timeline

Created: 

18th Dynasty

Acquired: 

1934 AD
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Valley of the Kings
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The Gold Mask of Tutankhamun
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Tutankhamun
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Trappings of King Tutankhamun's Mummy
Trappings of King Tutankhamun's Mummy

Wadjet
Wadjet

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