Medium: Gold, glass
Dimensions: 1 3/8 x 1 3/4 x 1/4 in. (3.5 x 4.5 x 0.7 cm)
Museum Location: 19th Dynasty to Roman Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
Accession Number: 65.3.2
Image: CUR.65.3.2_wwg8.jpg,West Wing gallery 8 installation
Catalogue Description: Opaque glass hawk’s head (Horus) terminal or pendant. Set in gold with a gold backing. A fine rope of twisted gold wire across the bottom forms five loops (one missing at right corner). A suspension loop is attached separately at left top center. Head faces to right, is predominantly white, with yellow beak and yellow ringed black eye; dark blue areas on back of head, behind and under the eye. Across the bottom, red and black striped yellow sections, three in all, alternate with four dark blue sections to form a horizontal band. Color sections not inlaid in white, but fused with it. Condition: Good. Object apparently complete although there may have been another twisted wire loop at the lower right corner (now missing). Slight yellow-brown discolorations on the white glass at top of head, around eye, ant right edge, and at lower edge. Slight incrustation on back of gold setting.