The larger falcon is hollow and made of sheet electrum, the obverse hammered into shape and the reverse flat. He stands in profile to the right with incised details including stippling to the legs, tail feathers, a crescent of cheek feathers, and detailing to the crown. A turquoise eye inlay remains in part, the wire plume of the Double Crown (Pschent) missing. A horizontal hole runs through the body from breast to shoulder, originally used for suspension. Together with fourteen smaller electrum falcons facing left, wearing the same Pschent crown, pierced through. Intact, some signs of wear to the surface.
The living Pharaoh was identified with the falcon headed god Horus, indeed one of his epithets was ‘Horus, upon the Throne of the Living’, whilst his predecessor was often identified with Osiris, the father of Horus.
Sir Sidney Nolan (1917-1992), London, UKChristie's London, Fine Antiquities, 6th July 1994, lot 50