256, S. NEKHBET INSIGNIA - of diadem (256, 4, O)
(See 256,4 R)
Right thigh, above knee. (See 256, 4, O).
Max. H. (from top of head to bottom of neck) 4.0 cents.
" L. (from occiput to end of beak) 3.8 cents.
The vulture-Nekhbet insignia finely modelled in gold.
The eyes of obsidian, details of eyelids minutely defined.
The beak, nostrils, brows, ears, wrinkled occiput, and the well
defined partial covering of stiff feathers on the back of the
neck, as well as the general shape of the head, are all
characteristic of Vultur Auricularis (Dand.), the sociable
vulture, peculiar to the middle and southern provinces of Egypt
It has a parallel socket at the back for sliding on to crown or
It was found on the right thigh, above the knee, opposite the
uraeus Buto insignia on the left thigh (256 R). As both fit the
diadem (256, 4 O) there is little doubt that they belong to that