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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.

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