Inherkau with a golden falcon

Inherkau kneels with his arms up, gazing west. A black dotted line on his chin indicates a beard that has been growing for a few days, which is normally a sign of male grief. A huge falcon, brandishing a whip and staring east, stands in front of him on a tiny rise of sandy terrain. This is “a golden falcon, the great god who brings the Two Lands together in celebration.”

Object Details

Inherkau with a golden falcon

New Kingdom

Dynasty 20, reigns of Ramesses III and Ramesses IV

1186 to 1155 BC

Egypt, Luxor, Deir el-Medina

Tomb of Inherkau, TT359