DescriptionThis art is a very precise rendering of the magnificent falcon pectoral found in the tomb of the 18th Dynasty boy king Tutankhamun (c. 1341-1323 BC) and is now housed in the Egyptian National Museum, Cairo. The original pectoral was made from gold inlaid with lapis lazuil, turpuoise, carnelian and glass.The falcon represents Re-Horakhty who is the fusion of Re (the Sun) and Horus (the guiding agent for the dead). In the grasp of Re-Horakhty's talons are twin shen glyphs which indicate ''enclosure' and ''encirclement''. This relates to the concepts of totality and completeness. On top of the falcon's feet rest ankh signs which mean 'life'.