Sunday, October 28, 2018
More Things of Tutankhamun!
I'm sore, really sore after a surgery. But I'm on the mend and do a bit and rest a bit. It's been distracting to look at more lovely things of Tutankhamun. These are some pieces that surrounded his mummy:
Trappings of King Tutankhamun's Mummy|
"King Tutankhamun's mummy was adorned over the first bandages around the waist with a belt of both gold and glazed beads."
Info from Global Egyptian Museum
Previously JE 60673, Now Grand Egyptian Museum #759-A:J???
Rotating this image 180 degrees and flipping horizontally, we can read the reflection: GEM 759-A:J (???)
A better view of his toe stalls and golden slipper...|
Grand Egyptian Museum accession number ???
Red Wooden Semicircular Box and Lid Inlaid with Ebony and Ivory|
Ebony, Red Wood, Gold Leaf, Bronze
Grand Egyptian Museum, Box: #12720.1, Lid: #12720.2
"Cartouches of Tutankhamun and Ankhesenamun appear on the front of the box. Below is the sema-tawy, the sign denoting the unification of Upper and Lower Egypt."
Painted Calcite Box with Floral Decoration on Vaulted Lid|
Alabaster, Obsidian (knobs)
Box: Grand Egyptian Museum #255.1
Lid: Grand Egyptian Museum #255.2
"Two bundles of human hair found here possibly belonged to Tutankhamun and Ankhesenamun. Along with a small ivory pomegranate found with them, these may represent the couple's marriage contract."
Calcite Vase on Stand, Cartouches of Tutankhamun and Ankhesenamun
Height: 64.5 cm (25.39 inches)
Grand Egyptian Museum #40 (Previously JE 62123)
"The upper part of this splendid alabaster vase is decorated with cornices and plants.|
"It is set on a pedestal in a form of a stool. The body of the vase is adorned with three cartouches bearing the name of King Tutankhamun and that of his consort, Queen Ankhesenamun.
"The left side bears the figure of a uraeus, or royal cobra, wearing the Red Crown and holding the Was and Shen scepters." (Info: Global Egyptian Museum
Calcite Unguent Vase with Papyrus and Lily (Lotus) Flower Design
Grand Egyptian Museum #45
Vase to the right:
Calcite Tall Vase Inlaid with Faience
Height 65.8cm (26inches)
Grand Egyptian Museum #70
"A brown residue from a perfumed oil was found inside this Egyptian alabaster vase. Oils, essential for rituals, were highly valued."
I'm almost through with these photos!
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