AN EGYPTIAN PHARAOH'S FALCON MUMMY WITH "GOLD MASK"AND SARCOPHOGUS
Late Period to Ptolemaic Period, 664-30 B. C.
The mummiform falcon-headed wood lid and base is black with very nice gold details. The lid is adorned with Isis and Nephthys on the lappets, a broad collar, a winged scarab and three columns of hieroglyphs flanked by the Four Suns of Horus and images of recumbent Anubis flanking the tomb's door at the feet. The resin-coated mummy with linen bandages and a golden linen Osiris visage within the hollowed-out base, the back inscribed at the top with and Apis bull beneath a winged scarab and flanked by seated figures of Ibis-headed Thoth.80 cm. long.