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The Gold Mask of Tutankhamun
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This mask of Tutankhamun is an example of the highest artistic and technical achievements of the ancient Egyptians in the New Kingdom.

Covering the head of the wrapped mummy in its coffin and activated by a magical spell, no.151b from the Book of the Dead, the mask ensured more protection for the king's body.

The exact portrayal of the king's facial features achieved here made it possible for his soul to recognize him and return to his mummified body, thus ensuring his resurrection.

The head is covered by the royal headdress and the forehead bears the emblems of kingship and protection: the vulture and uraeus, or cobra.

The gold sheets used in this wonderful mask are joined together by heating and hammering. The eyes are of obsidian and quartz and the eyebrows and eyelids are inlaid with lapis lazuli. The broad inlaid collar of semiprecious stones and colored glass ends in falcon heads.

Dimensions:  Height 54 cm  Width 39.3 cm

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Culture:

Pharaonic

Technique:

Inlaid
  Hammering
  Chased
  Soldered
  Cast

Style:

New Kingdom

Materials:

Obsidian
  Quartz / Crystal Rock
  Lapis Lazuli
  Glass
  Gold
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Type:

Mask
Map Map

Location: 

Egyptian Museum

Created: 

Valley of the Kings
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Created: 

1333 BC - 1323 BC

Acquired: 

1934 AD
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The Innermost Coffin of Tutankhamun
The Innermost Coffin of Tutankhamun

Valley of the Kings
Valley of the Kings

Winged Scarab Pendant of Tutankhamun
Winged Scarab Pendant of Tutankhamun

Colossal Statue of Tutankhamun
Colossal Statue of Tutankhamun

Tutankhamun
Tutankhamun

Middle Coffin of Tutankhamun
Middle Coffin of Tutankhamun

Pair of Golden Sandals of Tutankhamun
Pair of Golden Sandals of Tutankhamun

Diadem of Tutankhamun
Diadem of Tutankhamun

Trappings of King Tutankhamun's Mummy
Trappings of King Tutankhamun's Mummy

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