The golden diadem, inlaid with colored glass and semi-precious stones, was still
around the head of Tutankhamun when Howard Carter opened the royal coffin (in
1922) more than 3,200 years after the young king died. The two protective
deities, represented by the vulture and the cobra, which originally projected from
the front had been removed and placed near the thighs of the mummy to allow the
golden face mask to be put into place. (Diadem 15.98" x 9.72", Headband 8.07"
diameter 7" x .86", Appendages back 10.90" x 12.51", Appendages side 5.86" x