<em>Vulture Headdress</em>, 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)

Vulture Headdress

Medium: Bronze

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1539–656 B.C.E., probably

Dimensions: 4 3/4 x 4 x 5 1/8 in. (12 x 10.1 x 13 cm)


Accession Number: 62.100

Image: 62.100_threequarter_left_PS2.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
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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