Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
ca. 1539–656 B.C.E., probably
New Kingdom to Third Intermediate Period, probably
4 3/4 x 4 x 5 1/8 in. (12 x 10.1 x 13 cm) (show scale)
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
Separate bronze headdress probably made to be fitted with a face of the goddess Mut. Form of lappet wig with double uraeus and circlet of uraei, the latter originally gilded. Vulture clutching shen-signs incised on headdress. Four register necklace connects lappets. Bar on underside for inserting headdress on a slanting surface.
Condition: Good. Uraeus head lost as is the horn insignia. Face was inserted from front with slot at base to hold it.
This item is not on view
Vulture Headdress, ca. 1539–656 B.C.E., probably. Bronze, 4 3/4 x 4 x 5 1/8 in. (12 x 10.1 x 13 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 62.100. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 62.100_threequarter_left_PS2.jpg)
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