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Head of a falcon. This is a votive object belonging to a gold statue of the falcon Horus, patron deity of Hierakonpolis (near Edfu), the predynastic capital of Upper Egypt. It's head was executed by means of beating the gold then connecting it with the copper body. A uraeus is fixed to the diadem which supports two tall openwork feathers. The eyes are inlaid with obsidian. Gold and obsidian; Old Kingdom (6th dynasty).
Portrait of Pharaoh Tutankhamun (1346-1337 BCE). This marvellous, life size mask, of excellent workmanship, protected the head of Tutankhamon's mummy. His shoulders and the back of his mask are inscribed with a magic formula that ensures protection. The golden nemes headdress is striped in blue and green while the uraeus and vulture head, in gold inlaid with semi-precious stones and coloured glass, ornament the brow. The mask's eyes are made of obsidian and quartz with a touch of red at the corners. The divine beard, is made of cloisonne work. The ears are pierced for the wearing of earrings. The wide necklace collar is formed of rows of lapis lazuli, quartz, amazonite and coloured glass beads attached at each shoulder to a gold falcon's head ornamented with obsidian. Gold with Obsidian, Turquoise, Glass, Carnelian, Lapis Lazuli from the inner coffin of the tomb of Tutankhamun, Valley of the Kings, Thebes. 1342 BCE, New Kingdom (18th dynasty) See also 08-01-02/50,51