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Falcon Collar

Sheet gold, gold wire

Height 16.5 cm (6.5 in); width 30.3 cm (11.9 in)

18th Dynasty; reign of Tutankhamun

Thebes, Valley of the Kings

Tomb of Tutankhamun (KV 62)

Carter 256t

 

This falcon collar of sheet gold, fashioned for the burial, wrapped around the neck of Tutankhamun’s mummy.

 

Engraved details of the protective falcon god Horus appear on both sides. About 150 pieces of amuletic jewelry were found on the mummy.

 

© Andreas Voegelin, Antikenmuseum Basel und Sammlung Ludwig

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Uploaded on December 28, 2006