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Vulture


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Description A cast silver pendant in the shape of a vulture representing the goddess Mut or Nekhbet. Eyes and beak are indicated by incision. The lines marking the lower feathers are carelessly incised. The surface has deteriorated. The suspension loop on the shoulders has broken off.
Conservation

Mount removed for photography

Date Description Narrative
10/05/1971Treatmentrepaired
5/05/1977Examinationexamined for condition
9/14/2012TreatmentOther
Exhibitions
  • Jewelry - Ancient to Modern. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1979-1980.
  • Die Entstehung der Welt. Ägyptens letzter Schöpfungsmythos (The Origin of the World. Egypt’s Last Creation Myth). Roemer- und Pelizaeus- Museum, Hildesheim; Kunsthalle Leoben, Leoben. 2014-2015.
Provenance Dikran Kelekian, New York and Paris [date and mode of acquisition unknown] [said to be from the pyramids in Egypt]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1909, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1909

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Creator
Period
664-332 BC (Late Period)
Medium
cast silver
(Gold, Silver & Jewelry)
Accession Number
57.1427
Measurements
H: 7/8 x W: 5/8 x D: 1/4 in. (2.2 x 1.6 x 0.7 cm); H on mount: 1 1/16 x 13/16 x 1/2 in. (2.7 x 2 x 1.2 cm)
Geographies
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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