Tutankhamun’s Chair with Carved Back

God Heh – back chair of Tutankhamun

This wooden chair has a finely carved back. The back consists of a scene representing Heh, the god of a million years and eternity. Heh is always represented in a crouching position raising his hands to the sky.

On the sides there are the sema-tawy, signs of unification. The chair is decorated from the top with the winged solar disk, sign of Horus, the god of Edfu. The legs of the chair are in the shape of lion’s paws to give power to its owner.

Tutankhamun’s Chair with Carved Back

From the Tomb of Tutankhamun (KV62). Valley of the Kings, West Thebes. Now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo. JE 62029

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