Relics of the Nile is thrilled to present this outstanding Egyptian falcon mummy. The falcon is elaborately wrapped in fine linens and remains in outstanding condition with very little fraying or loss to the upper portion of the piece. The highlight of this piece is the absolutely stunning cartonnage mask in the form of the falcon god Horus. The eyes and beak are incredible. In addition to this, the eyes are made in the form of the famous Eye of Horus. The body remains in excellent condition and remains wrapped with little fraying. The piece does have loss to the lower portion, which has been severred to reveal the interior of the piece, but this does little to detract, especially since the upper linens and mask are so finely wrapped! The black resin still surrounds this piece! Late Period mummies of falcons were once identified as children until they were unwrapped because of their large size. This piece is very large as well, measuring 10.5" in length! This is a superb example of an expensive mummified falcon that was either a pet at one time, or at the very least an expensiving offering to the god (since this is a much more detailed and elaborate example than most). Egypt, Late Period (664 - 300 B.C.).