The broad collar was part of the funerary dress affording magical protection for its wearer. Examples with falcon-headed terminals symbolic of Horus in his role as avenger of his murdered father Osiris are known from as early as the Middle Kingdom. This particular terminal, which exhibits the same color scheme as fine Twenty-third Dynasty specimens inlaid with semiprecious stones, illustrates the use of glass as a substitute for more costly elements.
- Medium: Gold, glass
- Place Made: Egypt
- Dates: 305-30 B.C.E.
- Period: Ptolemaic Period
- Dimensions: 1 3/8 x 1 3/4 x 1/4 in. (3.5 x 4.5 x 0.7 cm) (show scale)
- Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, 19th Dynasty to Roman Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
- Accession Number: 65.3.2
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Pendant, 305-30 B.C.E. Gold, glass, 1 3/8 x 1 3/4 x 1/4 in. (3.5 x 4.5 x 0.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 65.3.2. Creative Commons-BY
- Record Completeness: Best (81%)