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Vulture Headdress

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES ca. 1539–656 B.C.E., probably
    PERIOD New Kingdom to Third Intermediate Period, probably
    DIMENSIONS 4 3/4 x 4 x 5 1/8 in. (12 x 10.1 x 13 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    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.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION 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)
    IMAGE 62.100_threequarter_left_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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