Tutankhamun

Funerary Couch in the form of Mehit

Funerary Couch in the form of Mehit

This wooden bed is covered with gilded plaster designed to represent two elongated lionesses. The two lionesses represent the goddess Mehit. According to the ancient Egyptian beliefs, Mehit was identified with Hathor, Sekhmet, and Isis and helped to cause the Nile flood when she was appeased. The eyes of these animals are inlaid with blue...

Tutankhamun and the Tomb that Changed the World

Tutankhamun: the Tomb that Changed the World

“It is often thought that the story of Tutankhamun ended when the thousands of dazzling items discovered by Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon were transported to the Egyptian Museum in Cairo and put on display. But there is far more to the boy-king’s story. Tutankhamun and the Tomb that Changed the World explores the 100...

Tutankhamun's Stool Decorated with Sema-Tawy Symbol

Tutankhamun’s Stool Decorated with Sema-Tawy Symbol

This stool is decorated with sema-tawy symbol of the unification Upper and Lower Egypt The four sides of this wooden stool, painted white, are decorated with the symbol of the unification of Upper and Lower Egypt. It is gilded with gold sheet. The chair’s legs were modeled to look like the legs of a lion....

Tutankhamun, King of Egypt: His Life and Afterlife

Tutankhamun, King of Egypt: His Life and Afterlife

“This authoritative yet accessible book tells the story of King Tutankhamun, from his own lifetime in the fourteenth century BC, down to modern times. An innovative account of the life of Tutankhamun, the rediscovery of his existence, and the enduring impact of the finding of his tomb, by leading Egyptologist Aidan Dodson. The spectacular discovery...

Ushabti of King Tutankhamun

Ushabti of Tutankhamun

This gilded ushabti is an image of the young king Tutankhamun wearing the Blue Khepresh Crown of ceremonies and processions and the uraeus. It is adorned with a broad collar cut in gold leaf and the two insignia of Osiris. The ushabti, or funerary, figures were intended to perform work in the place of the...

Scene from King Tutankhamun's burial chamber

Opening of the Mouth Ceremony, Tutankhamun

This scene is unique in its nature. We never witnessed an heir or a successor performing the ritual of the Opening of the Mouth Ceremony on the deceased King. The scene from the north wall of the burial chamber in the Tomb of Tutankhamun shows the brown “freckling” of the paintings that may have resulted...

Amethyst Scarab Bracelet of King Tutankhamun

Amethyst Scarab Bracelet of Tutankhamun

This masterpiece of a amethyst scarab bracelet was found in the beautiful cartouche shaped chest of King Tutankhamun with other fine pieces of jewelry. The main element in the design is the light violet amethyst scarab with details, as is common with scarabs of this hard stone. It is in an oval setting decorated with...

Tutankhamun's Box Decorated with Tyet and Djed Signs

Tutankhamun Box with Djed and Tyet Signs

This rectangular box was found in the annex of King Tutankhamun’s tomb. It stands on four slim elegant legs and the panels are made of cedar wood. At the bottom of the box is an alternating decoration of fretwork hieroglyphs. The Tyet sign, the symbol of the blood of Isis as well as the knot...

Winged Scarab Pectoral with the Throne Name of Tutankhamun

Pectoral with the Throne Name of Tutankhamun

This is a masterpiece of pectoral from the collection of Tutankhamun. It is a pectoral decorated in a complex way: the central part of the pectoral which represents the throne name (or prenomen) of the king, consists in the middle of a large lapis lazuli scarab. Below it is the hieroglyphic sign “neb”, which resembles...

Winged Scarab Pectoral of Tutankhamun

Winged Scarab Pectoral of Tutankhamun

This beautiful winged scarab pectoral illustrates the throne name of King Tutankhamun, “Neb- kheprew-re.” The central element is the scarab “Khepri” made of a fine piece of lapis lazuli, and three strokes of plural “sign in hieroglyphs” below it. Between the forelegs of the scarab, the risen sun disk “Re” is depicted. It is made...