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