Pectoral with a winged scarab from King Tutankhamun’s collection
New Kingdom

Gold, silver,  semi precious stones and glass paste

H. 14.9 cm, W. 14.5 c


The center of this pectoral is adorned with a rare green desert glass scarab set on the body of a falcon, it symbolizes the sun. The front legs and wings of this composite creature support a celestial boat containing the left eye of Horus – the emblem of the moon crowned by a silver moon disk with a crescent in gold.


The pharaoh Tutankhamun is depicted in the disk flanked by the moon god Thoth and by the sun god Ra-Horakhty in a protective pose.

Flowers and buds of papyrus and lotus plants, the emblems of Upper and Lower Egypt, form the base of the pectoral.
    Naos with falcon  
Buchis Stela
Tutankhamun’s Dagger
Libyan palette