Via Ancient Peoples
Granite Statue of Tutankhamun
Upper section of a granodiorite figure of Tutankhamun: wearing a royal ‘nemes’ headcloth, false beard, beaded broad collar, and elaborately pleated kilt, steps forward to present a chest-high pillar that once tapered toward the statue base (now lost). The three exposed surfaces of the pillar are decorated with low raised relief depicting lotus blossoms, bunches of grapes, pomegranates, sheaves of grain, and clutches of bagged ducks hung by their feet. An adjoining fragment from the lower part of the statue preserves the umbels of papyrus plants that “grew” from the base on the proper left side of the sculpture. This may be a depiction of the pharaoh in the guise of the god Hapi, who embodied the Nile in flood. The back-pillar is inscribed.
Source: British Museum
Via ANCIENT ART
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.
Via ANCIENT ART
The Ancient Egyptian death mask Tutankhamun, whom died at the age of 18. Currently at the Egyptian Museum, Cairo. 1323 BC
Tutankhamun (1341-1323 BC, ruled 1332-1323 BC)Via
Tutankhamun’s throneVia EL HIEROGLYPH
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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.