Category: ankhesenamun

egypt-museum:

Box with Carved Scenes of Tutankhamun and His Queen

This wooden chest with colored ivory panels shows a seated King Tutankhamun facing a pond and shooting wildfowl and fish. The queen is sitting on a cushion with an arrow in her left hand waiting to pass it to the king.

On the lid, the king is seen with his queen Ankhesenamun, who is handing him bouquets of lotus and papyri. Flowers surround them.

From the Tomb of Tutankhamun (KV62), Valley of the Kings, West Thebes. Now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo. JE 61477

egypt-museum:

Illustration of Queen

Ankhesenamun

Born as Ankhesenpaaten, she was the third of six known daughters of Akhenaten and his Great Royal Wife Nefertiti, and became the Great Royal Wife of her half-brother Tutankhamun.

A print from Kings and Queens of Ancient Egypt, portraits by Winifred Brunton (South African, 1880-1959), Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1926.

Coffer from the Tomb of Tutankhamun

Made from wood, bronze, ivory and colored glaze. New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, reign of Tutankhamun, ca. 1332-1323 BC. Valley of the Kings, West Thebes. Now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo.

The back of the throne of Tutankhamun

Queen Ankhesenamun holds a salve-cup and spreads perfumed oil on her husband’s collar in a typical Amarna style scene, the sun disc Aten shines above the royal couple. At the time it was made, their names were Tutankhaten and Ankhespaaten.

From the Tomb of Tutankhamun (KV62). New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, reign of Tutankhamun, ca. 1332-1323 BC. Valley of the Kings, West Thebes. Now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo.

Golden Shrine of Tutankhamun

Detail from the Golden Shrine,

wood overlaid with gesso covered with sheet gold. The king seated on cushioned chair holding a vessel containing flowers, while queen Ankhesenamun pouring water and holding lotus flower. From the Tomb of Tutankhamun (KV62), Valley of the Kings, West Thebes. Now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo.

zafirakhet:

Blue waterlily

Plaque from the lid of a coffer showing Tutankhamun (c.1370-52 BC) and his wife Ankhesenamun in a garden, New Kingdom (painted ivory)

historicwomendaily:

Notable native queens of Egypt

The back of the throne of Tutankhamun

Queen Ankhesenamun holds a salve-cup and spreads perfumed oil on her husband’s collar in a typical Amarna style scene, the sun disc Aten shines above the royal couple. At the time it was made, their names were Tutankhaten and Ankhespaaten. 

From the Tomb of Tutankhamun (KV62). New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, reign of Tutankhamun, ca. 1332-1323 BC. Valley of the Kings, West Thebes. Now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo.

archaeologicalnews:

Before ancient Egyptians constructed a tomb they would dig holes that contained buried artifacts. The tomb would then be built nearby. Recently, in the Valley of the Kings (where King Tut was buried), archaeologists unearthed a set of these “foundation deposits,” but to their puzzlement, no tomb has been found.

Discovered in 2010 near the tomb of King Ay(who married King Tut’s widow), four foundation deposits were found that hold a blue-painted vase, knives with wooden handles and the head of a bovine. The four foundation deposits are in a rectangular shape. A radar scan of the site, in the West Valley, showed an anomalous void that hinted there was a tomb entrance near the deposits. Excavations resumedin January 2018.

The fact that the deposits are located near the tomb of Ay raised the possibility that the tomb could be that of Ankhesenamun, King Tutankhamun’s wife. Read more.

Queen Ankhesenamun fastening a necklace round king Tutankhamun’s neck (gold plated), detail from the little shrine of Tutankhamun, once contained statuettes of the couple.