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Diadem of Princess Khnumit , from the Tomb of Khnumit, Funerary Complex of Amenemhat II at Dahshur (gold, semi-precious stones & glass paste). Middle Kingdom, 12th Dynasty, ca. 1991-1802 BC. Egyptian Museum, Cairo.

This diadem is composed of two sections, the horizontal part consists of a series of rosettes, connected by flowers, while the vertical section resembles a branch with leaves hanging from it. It is likely that the princess wore this diadem in life during ceremonies. Reign of Amenemhat II (1932-1898 BC).