Mosaic glass, 1st century B.C.E. A rectangular decorative plaque with pale blue ground and falcon standing and facing to the right. The body feathers are shown in white and black, while the details are depicted in black, yellow, red, cobalt, purple and green. The falcon was the most sacred bird in Egypt and the god Horus, the deity protecting royal authority, was symbolized by this bird. Text and image from the website of the Miho Museum.