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Tut Exhibit - King Tutankhamun Exhibit, Collection: Statues, Sculptures and Containers - Small Gilded Wooden Figure of Tutankhamun


The Tutankhamun Exhibit

Statues, Sculptures and Containers

Small gilded wooden figure of Tutankhamun

Small Gilded Wooden Figure of Tutankhamun


Nothing in the dress or the accouterments of this gilded wooden figure of the king indicates its purpose. It is one of a pair from another shrine, both being similar in every respect except for the crown. In this figure the king wears the crown of Upper Egypt, a bead collar, a pleated kilt with apron, and sandals. In his hands are a flail and a long crook, made, like the sandals, of gilded bronze. The deep dip in the front of the girdle, revealing much of the abdomen, is a typical feature of the art of the Amarna period.

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