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Egyptian Marketplace : The Antechamber Continued


Ecclesiastical Throne

This is constructed of wood and richly decorated with glass faience and colored stones. It has blotchy markings of a hide of a Nubian goat. At the top of the back of the chair is the spread-winged Nekhbet Vulture and the Aten disc.

White Stool

Attractive white stool with concave seat and lion's-feet legs. The sides have gilded unification symbols with lotus and papyrus plants tied together.

Duck Stool

In all, 12 stools of six distinct types were found in the tomb. This is a duck stool, named because of the shape of the legs. It can be folded, and the leather is made of imitation leopard skin.

Food Baskets

In the antechamber, there were 48 egg-shaped food boxes of white-painted wood with black resin on the interior. They contained various cuts of meat (ox and duck portions).

The Ka Statue

The two Ka statues guarded the burial chamber. The Ka is the spirit of the deceased person. The face is that of King Tut. They are life-sized and are exquisitely crafted.

Tut's Mannequin

This is the gessoed and painted wooden "mannequin" of King Tut. It was probably used instead of a measure to prepare the King's clothes.

The Painted Chest

This is the first item that was removed from the antechamber. It is a wooden chest with exquisite paintings of King Tut at war and in various hunting scenes. This is one of the most beautiful pieces in the tomb.

Nekhbet Shrine

This is one of the most elegant pieces found in the tomb. The shrine is constructed of wood overlaid with thick gold foil. The shrine is adorned with many beautiful scenes of King Tut with his wife.

White Vaulted Chest

This was found in the antechamber and contained some of the garments of the king. It has a hieroglyphic inscription on the side.

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