A gold gilded object is the shape of a leopard found within the intact KV62 tomb of king Tutankhamun. It bears the boy king’s cartouche atop its head.
The Ancient Egyptian death mask Tutankhamun, whom died at the age of 18. Currently at the Egyptian Museum, Cairo. 1323 BC
In honor of Howard Carter’s 138th birthday, a link to the Griffith’s institute online catalogue of the content of Tutankhamun’s tomb, many with pictures of objects who don’t always make it into books, as they are not as glamourous as gold.
Pictured above, a red painted pottery vase, photo by Harry Burton.
My ancient egyptian geekness is showing.
Documentation of Howard Carter’s excavation of the tomb of Tutankhamun