Tutankhamun's Treasures - Falcon Pectoral

Gold Inlaid Falcon Pectoral with Oval Counterpoise and Gold Chain
Gold, Red Chalcedony, Glass, Carnelian, Lapis Lazuli
Width of pendant 9 cm (3.54 inches)
Grand Egyptian Museum, #500 (Formerly JE 61891)

This was found in Tutankhamun's mummy wrappings. It looks slightly worn, likely a favorite of the king's in daily life. "Here the pendant is a falcon with outstretched wings circling round to enclose the head with sun-disk and uraeus above it. It is Re-Herakhty, the great risen sun. The head looks directly forward, which is unusual; this modest change from the usual iconography gives the piece a dramatic impact." (T.G.H. James, Tutankhamun, Metro books/White Star 2000) page 208)