The Cleveland Museum of Art

Collection Online as of December 8, 2016

Vulture Headdress Inlay, 100-1 BC

gold and semi-precious stones, Overall: 3.00 x 2.75 cm (1 1/8 x 1 1/16 inches). Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic Trust 1920.1991

The vulture headdress was worn by goddesses and queens. This inlay in the form of a vulture headdress has more than 100 stones-lapis lazuli (dark blue), turquoise (light blue), petrified wood (red), and an unidentified white stone painstakingly cut to shape and separated by thin plates of gold. Body, wing, and tail feathers are carefully distinguished in minute detail.

London 1992, cat. p. 176, color (as probably 4th century bc)
Grimaldi Forum - Monaco (7/12/2008 - 9/10/2008): "Queens of Egypt", ex. cat. no. 137, p. 311.

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