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Tut Exhibit - King Tutankhamun Exhibit, Collection: Statues, Sculptures and Containers - Lion's Head Forming the Sides of a Bed


The Tutankhamun Exhibit

Statues, Sculptures and Containers

Lion's head, forming the sides of a bed, made of wood, overlaid with gold with glass nose and eyes.

Lion's Head Forming the Sides of a Bed


Although these animals which form the sides of a bed have been regarded as male, their heads and facial features are the same as those of a very commonly represented lioness goddess, Sekhmet. Each figure is carved of wood, overlaid with a thin layer of plaster and gilded. The nose and drops under the eyes are inlaid with blue glass. The painted eyes have lids of black glass.

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