Tutankhamun's Gold Mask
Tutankhamun's gold death mask is probably the most famous artefact ever found in Egypt. Howard Carter described it as: 'a beautiful and unique specimen of ancient portraiture', which 'bears a sad but calm expression suggestive of youth prematurely overtaken by death.
The mask was beaten from sheet gold and inlaid with colored glass and semi-precious stones.
Tutankhamun wears on his forehead two goddesses - Nekhbet, the vulture goddess of Upper Egypt, and Wadjet, the cobra goddess of Lower Egypt - protecting him, and showing that he is ruler of both kingdoms. On his chin is the false beard worn by pharaohs on important occasions.
Over his shoulders Tutankhamun wears a collar, of lapis lazuli, quartz and green feldspar, with a lotus-bud border. On each end are falcon heads, representing Horus, god of pharaohs.
Material: Resin- Multicolor finish
The craftsmanship of this piece is superb
Great Egyptian piece, makes a perfect gift for any holiday or occasion
The fabulous King Tut Mask was a death mask. Royal death masks or burial masks such as the fabulous death mask of Tutankhamun, the boy King Tut, were made of gold in the image of the deceased. The King Tut mask was used to cover the face of the mummy of the pharaoh and ensure that his spirit would be able to recognize the body.
- Stock: Out Of Stock
- Model: khankhalili
- Weight: 1.00lb
- UPC: 754133097412