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faience

a colorful substance used to mold or decorate small figures or amulets

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Boomerang of King Tutankhamun
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In the tomb of Tutankhamun, many boomerangs were found in boxes in the antechamber or on the floor of the annex. It was supposed that the deceased would hunt evil spirits, portrayed as birds, in the hereafter.

Most of the boomerangs are made of wood with incised decorations; some of them were gilded or capped with faience.

In general, their lengths varied from 26 to 64 centimeters, or 10 to 25 inches, and their weights varied from 50 to 260 grams, or 2 to 9 ounces.

Dimensions:  Length 50.5 cm

Attributes Attributes

Culture:

Pharaonic

Technique:

Inlaid
  Carved

Style:

New Kingdom

Materials:

Ivory
  Gold
Type Type

Type:

Warfare /
Hunting and Fishing Equipment

Map Map

Location: 

Egyptian Museum

Created: 

Valley of the Kings
Timeline Timeline

Created: 

18th Dynasty

Acquired: 

1934 AD
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