Falcon Head Terminal from Necklace
The Egyptians associated the majestic falcon, symbol of the sky god Horus, with the king as early as Dynasty 1 (circa 3100–2800 B.C.). By the Middle Kingdom, falcon heads began appearing as decorative elements on nonroyal jewelry, particularly as end pieces for broad collars made of multiple strands of beads. This example has six holes on its base for the necklace's strands.
- Medium: Faience
- Place Made: Egypt
- Dates: ca. 1938-1759 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: XII Dynasty
- Period: Middle Kingdom
- Dimensions: 2 1/8 x 2 15/16 x 3/8 in. (5.4 x 7.4 x 0.9 cm) (show scale)
- Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Old Kingdom to 18th Dynasty, Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor
- Accession Number: 48.178
- Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Alastair B. Martin
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Falcon Head Terminal from Necklace, ca. 1938-1759 B.C.E. Faience, 2 1/8 x 2 15/16 x 3/8 in. (5.4 x 7.4 x 0.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Alastair B. Martin, 48.178. Creative Commons-BY
- Record Completeness: Best (92%)