Statuette of Tutankhamun on a Funerary Bed

Statuette of Tutankhamun on a Funerary Bed

A statuette of Tutankhamun that depicted the king mummified in the Osiride position with his hands crossed over his chest. He is lying on a funerary bed decorated with two lion’s heads and is wearing the nemes headdress with a gilded uraeus on the forehead.

A falcon and a bird with a human head protect the sides and the torso of the king with their open wings. The falcon is the god Horus and the bird is the Ba, the animated manifestation of the deceased.

The statuette was found carefully wrapped in linen cloth with several miniature agricultural tools similar to those provided for the ushabtis. The inscriptions on the statuette are a dedication by Maya, Tutankhamun’s scribe, who gave the king a ushabti.

From the Tomb of Tutankhamun (KV62), Valley of the Kings. Now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo. JE 60720

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