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Tut Ank Amon
Burial Room and Sarcophagus

"The principal monument in the collection is the enshrined body of the pharaoh himself.  The royal mummy reposed in the innermost of three coffins, nested one within the other."

- Gardner's Art Through The Ages, 11th edition, Vol. I, p. 71



Tut Ank Amon's Outer Coffin



Tut Ank Amon's Middle Coffin



Tut Ank Amon's Inner Coffin

"The innermost coffin was the most luxurious of the three.  Made of beaten gold (about a quarter ton of it) and inlaid with such semiprecious stones as lapis lazuli, turquoise, and carnelian, it is a supreme monument to the scupltor's and goldsmith's crafts."

- Gardner's Art Through The Ages, 11th edition, Vol. I, pp. 71


Tut Ank Amon's Gold Mask

"The portrait mask, which covered the king's face, is also made of gold with inlaid semi-precious stones.  It is a sensitive portrayal of the serene adolescent king dressed in official regalia, including the nemes headdress and false beard.  The general effects of the mask and of the tomb treasures as a whole are of grandeur and richness expressive of Egyptian power.  One can scarcely imagine what kinds of luxury goods were buried with the truly important pharaohs."

- Gardner's Art Through The Ages, 11th edition, Vol. I, p. 73


An Organ Vessel (Canopic Jar)

Annubis on a Shrine

Ostrich-Feather Fan


Tut Ank Amon's Throne


War Chest

"Although Tutankhamen probably was considered too young to fight, his position as king required that he be represented as a conqueror.  He is shown as such in the panels of a painted chest deposited in his tomb.  The lid panel shows the king as a successful hunter pursuing droves of fleeing animals in the desert, and the side panel shows him as a great warrior. ... From a war chariot drawn by spirited, plumed horses, Tutankhamen, shown larger than all the other figures on the chest, draws his bow against a cluster of bearded Asian enemies, who fall in confusion before him.  He slays the enemy, like game, in great numbers.  Behind Tutankhamen are three tiers of undersized war chariots, which serve to magnify the king's figure and to increase the count of his warriors.  The themes are traditional, but the fluid, curvilinear forms are features reminiscent of the Amarna style.  So are the artist's dynamic compositions, with their emphasis on movement and action."

- Gardner's Art Through The Ages, 11th edition, Vol. I, p. 73

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