Funerary Bed with Sides in the form of Mehet-Weret
JE 362013 Cairo Antiquity Museum
Material: Wood, Gessoed and Painted, Gold Leaf, Glass Paste
Size: Height 188 cm; Length 208 cm; Width 128 cm
Location: Valley of the Kings, Tomb of Tutankhamun (KV 62)
Excavation: H. Carter in 1922
Period: 18th Dynasty, Reign of Reign of Tutankhamun (1333-1323 BC)
One of the amazing treasures of the young king Tutankhamun discovered in his tomb by Howard Carter. The tomb actually contained no less than seven beds. This bed, together with two others were probably ritualistic. The other two also had elongated bodies of animals. These animals are manifestations of the ancient Egyptian god, Mehet-Weret.
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