Category: tutankhamun

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Ceremonial Ostrich Fan of Tutankhamun

This ceremonial fan originally held ostrich feathers. It is made of wood covered with sheets of gold and inlaid with colored glass, turquoise, lapis lazuli, carnelian, and translucent calcite.

The handle is inset with gold bands at intervals. The palm of the fan is decorated with the king’s twin cartouches, which are protected by vultures wearing the White and Red Crowns of Upper and Lower Egypt, respectively.

Several signs are represented: “Was” symbolizing “dominion”; the Shen, symbolizing “eternity”; the “Nebu,” meaning “gold”; and Pet, for “sky.” From the Tomb of Tutankhamun (KV62), Valley of the Kings, West Thebes. Now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo. JE 62000

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Statue of Ptah

Twenty-eight wooden statues of deities, wrapped in linen, were found in black-painted shrines. Their purpose was to protect the king during his journey in the underworld. This one depicts Ptah, the divine patron of craftsmen and artists and lord of creation at Memphis.

His gilded statue wears a robe, richly ornamented with feathers, and a broad necklace. A blue faience skullcap covers his head and the eyes and eyebrows are inlaid with faience and stone.

The deity holds a composite staff made up of a “Was” scepter, a Djed pillar, and an Ankh sign.

From the Tomb of Tutankhamun (KV62), Valley of the Kings, West Thebes. Now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo. JE 60739

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Stool Decorated with Symbol of Upper and Lower Egypt

The four sides of this wooden stool, painted white, are decorated with the symbol of the unification of Upper and Lower Egypt. It is gilded with gold sheet. The chair’s legs were modeled to look like the legs of a lion.

The elements of the stool are joined to each other with copper pins.

From the Tomb of Tutankhamun (KV62). Valley of the Kings, West Thebes. Now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo. JE 62039

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Head of the god Bes

Detail on a royal chariot of Tutankhamun. Head of the household god, Bes. Made of gold, ivory, crystalline limestone and inlaid with ploychrome, faience, glass and stone, from the Tomb of Tutankhamen (KV62). Valley of the Kings, West Thebes.

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Double Uraeus Amulet

Amulet made of thin sheets of gold in the shape of an identical pair of uraei representing the mother goddess Wadjet of Lower Egypt found at the neck of Tutankhamun’s mummy. From the Tomb of Tutankhamun (KV62).

A Jackal from the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamun
Photo Credit: Jon Bodsworth

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Pectoral of Tutankhamun

The Eye of Ra pectoral, from the Tomb of Tutankhamun (KV62).

The necklace, on which this pectoral was suspended in the layer of amulets nearest to the king’s mummy, consists of blue faience, plain gold, and granulated gold cylindrical beads.

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

Photo: Ahmed Mohamed

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Basin with a boat from the tomb of Tutankhamun

It is considered one of the most beautiful pieces of the collection of king Tutankhamun. It was found in the annex of his tomb.

The purpose of this artifact is not clear, but it was either an unguent container or a perfume holder or most probably it was a centerpiece used during celebrations and ceremonies for decoration purposes because when Howard Carter found it, it was covered with garlands of flowers. It is thought that this basin might have been filled with water to complete the image of the decorative centerpiece.

At the prow a naked girl with a curly wig, wearing earrings, armlets and bracelets, is represented seated and holding in her hand a blue lotus. At the stern, there is a dwarf standing naked and he is wearing a wig similar to the one worn by the girl. He is also wearing armlets and bracelets. When this piece was first discovered, he was holding a pole in his hand and most probably he was the helmsman who directed the boat.

Tomb of Tutankhamun (KV62).

Valley of the Kings, West Thebes. Now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo.

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The enemies of Egypt vanquished and enslaved

Detail from the inside of one of the state chariots found in the tomb of Tutankhamun (KV62), stuccoed wood covered with gold. Valley of the Kings, West Thebes. Now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo.

Photo: Mary Harrsch

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Image of Tutankhamun

Wooden image of king Tutankhamun on his funerary bed, position of the god Osiris and birds stretching a protective wing over the body. From the Tomb of Tutankhamun (KV62). Valley of the Kings, West Thebes. Now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo.