- Museum number
Part of a necklace: in which the short and long cylindrical beads are of turquoise. The body of the gold hawk amulet is solid-cast; the legs are of sheet gold made separately and joined to the base plate which is itself a separate piece of gold. The feathering on the body, tail and upper legs of the hawk has been indicated by lightly incised strokes. The joins in the long and short cylindrical and long convex bicone gold beads are roughly made, one side overlapping the other.
- Production date
- 2550BC (circa)
Length: 17.40 centimetres
- Curator's comments
The remainder is registered as 1929,1015.443.
G. Brunton, ‘Mostagedda and the Tasian Culture’ (London, 1937), 94; pl.IV, 1; Tomb register, pl.XLV; Bead register, pl.XLIX; Bead corpus, pl.LVII, 45B4;
The British Museum, 'Jewellery through 7000 years' [exhibition catalogue] (London, 1976), no. 10;
A. Roveri and F. Tiradritte [eds.], 'Kemet: Alle Sorgenti del Tempo' (Ravenna, 1998), p.267 .
'L'art egyptien au temps des pyramides' [exhibition catalogue] (Paris, 1999), p. 258 .
The gold falcon amulet was perhaps connected with Chapter 77 of the 'Book of the Dead'.
- Not on display
- fair (incomplete)
- Associated titles
Associated Title: Book of the Dead (Chapter 77)
- Acquisition date
- Egypt and Sudan
- BM/Big number
- Registration number