Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
ca. 1539–656 B.C., 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)
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Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Vulture Headdress, ca. 1539–656 B.C., 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)
threequarter front left, 62.100_threequarter_left_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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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.
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