Category: tutankhamun

Lid of a canopus vase, head of Tutankhamun (…

Lid of a canopus vase, head of Tutankhamun (alabaster). Reign of Tutankhamun. New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, ca. 1332-1323 BC. Now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo.

Discovery of the tomb of pharaoh Tutankhamun…

Discovery of the tomb of pharaoh Tutankhamun in the Valley of the Kings: Statues of the gods Imsety and Mamu wrapped and in their shrines, 1923, Photograph by Harry Burton, Griffith Institute.

Discovery of the tomb of pharaoh Tutankhamun…

Discovery of the tomb of pharaoh Tutankhamun in the Valley of the Kings: Statues of the gods Imsety and Mamu

wrapped and in their shrines, 1923,

Photograph

by Harry Burton, Griffith Institute.

Gold Mask of King Tutankhamun, displayed at th…

Gold Mask of King Tutankhamun, displayed at the Egyptian Museum, Cairo.

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Statue of Netjer-Ankh (living god) gilded wood, found in one of the black shrines of the Tutankhamun burial. Now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo.

Solid gold coffin of King Tutankhamun (ca. 1…

Solid gold coffin of King Tutankhamun (ca. 1332-1323 BC), Valley of the Kings, West Thebes. Now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo.

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Gate guardian deities from the realm of the Underworld, a detail of the 3rd shrine of Tutankhamun decorated with scenes from the Book of the Dead to aid the king’s journey after death. Now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo.

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The great golden face mask of the pharaoh Tutankhamun (ca. 1332-1323 BC), one of the most iconic treasure of Ancient Egypt. Egyptian Museum, Cairo.

The great golden face mask of the pharaoh Tuta…

The great golden face mask of the pharaoh Tutankhamun (ca. 1332-1323 BC), one of the most iconic treasure of Ancient Egypt. Egyptian Museum, Cairo.

The Golden Throne of Tutankhamun

The Golden Throne of Tutankhamun

The throne of Tutankhamun is made of wood, covered with gold and silver, and ornamented with semi-precious stones and colored glass. Two projecting lions’ heads protect the seat of the throne while the arms take the form of winged serpents wearing the double crown of Egypt and guarding the names of the king.

It was discovered in the Antechamber of the tomb of Tutankhamun (KV62) beneath the Hippopotamus funerary bed. The throne is called (“Ist”) in ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs after the name of the mother goddess Isis, who was usually depicted bearing a throne on her head as her characteristic emblem. Now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo.