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ceremonial beard

a short transversely striped, squared-off, wedge-shaped beard that was a symbol of royal dignity

nemes

a royal headdress characterized by folds on each side of the forehead and by pleats, two of which fall down on the shoulders and one on the back

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Colossal Statue of Tutankhamun
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This painted quartzite statue depicts King Tutankhamun. Despite its state of preservation, the facial features of the king, enhanced with color, preserve a youthful and serene expression.

He wears the Nemes headdress, which was once topped by the double crown and adorned with the frontal cobra. The rest of his clothing includes a ceremonial beard, broad collar and the traditional pleated kilt.

A dagger with a falcon-headed handle is slipped under his belt, which is decorated with a pattern of broken lines. On the belt buckle, the name of the young king was replaced by that of King Horemheb.

Dimensions:  Height 300 cm  Width 73 cm

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Culture:

Pharaonic

Technique:

Sculpted
  Polished

Style:

New Kingdom

Materials:

Quartzite
Type Type

Type:

Statue
Map Map

Location: 

Egyptian Museum

Created: 

Valley of the Kings
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Created: 

1333 BC - 1323 BC

Acquired: 

1933 AD
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