Mon. May 23rd, 2022
Ceremonial Throne of Tutankhamun

The high curved back is fitted to a stool with crossed legs carved to represent the necks and heads of ducks. The deeply curved seat (designed to hold a cushion) is inlaid with ebony and ivory in imitation of a spotted animal skin.

The glory of this chair is the back; it is made of wood covered with gold foil and is inlaid with semi-precious stones and colored glass. On the upper part of the back, we see the vulture goddess with her outspread wings protecting the names of the king.

It seems that this throne was made early in the reign of Tutankhamun because of his name, which is written in the royal cartouche as Tutankhaten.

From the Tomb of Tutankhamun (KV62). Collection of the Egyptian Museum, Cairo. JE 62030

Photo: RMN-Grand Palais / Ayman Khoury

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