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Mummy (falcon)

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Rijksmuseum van Oudheden

Rijksmuseum van Oudheden

To some Egyptians, the falcon was a sacred bird. Several gods – generally sun gods or gods of the heavens − were depicted with the head or body of a falcon. The best-known of these is the god Horus. The Egyptians tended to call most birds of prey ‘falcons’. Some ‘falcon mummies’ have turned out, following X-ray analysis, to contain the remains of a hawk, buzzard, vulture or eagle.

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  • Title: Mummy (falcon)
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 0001/0200
  • Location: Egypte
  • Physical Dimensions: h35.8 cm
  • Datering: 0-200
  • Afmetingen: 5,1 x 8,6 x 35,8 cm
  • Type: animal mummy
  • External Link: Rijksmuseum van Oudheden
  • Medium: linen ; sand ; plaster

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