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Materials: Ivory Materials: Ivory

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Bone Engraved with Jesus Christ
Bone Engraved with Jesus Christ

A picture of the Lord Jesus Christ is carved on this almost square piece of ivory.

High Relief

Boomerang of King Tutankhamun
Boomerang of King Tutankhamun

Beginning in the era of the Old Kingdom, tomb decorations show scenes where wild birds are hunted using a throw-stick, or boomerang, which take different shapes and sizes.

Warfare / Hunting and Fishing Equipment

Box Decorated with Symbols in Ivory and Painted Wood
Box Decorated with Symbols in Ivory and Painted Wood

The sides of this box are divided by horizontal ivory strips into upper and lower rectangular panels, which are decorated with Hieroglyphic text.

Box / Chest / Casket

Box Inlaid with Ivory and Ebony
Box Inlaid with Ivory and Ebony

A rectangular box in the form of a shrine with a convex lid as the shrine's ceiling. An ink inscription states that it belonged to His Majesty King Tutankhamun when he was a child; it most probably, contained his toys.

Box / Chest / Casket

Box for Unguents of King Tutankhamun
Box for Unguents of King Tutankhamun

This double-sided unguents container of gold-plated wood is inlaid with colored glass paste. Each side is composed of two inward-facing cartouches of the king.

Cosmetic and Medical Equipment

Box with Carved Scenes of King Tutankhamun and His Queen
Box with Carved Scenes of King Tutankhamun and His Queen

This chest with colored ivory panels shows Tutankhamun, on the short (front) side, sitting and shooting wildfowl and fish, and his wife sits at his legs. On the lid, the queen is giving the king bouquets of lotus and of papyri.

Box / Chest / Casket

Box with Very Fine Inlay of Ebony and Ivory
Box with Very Fine Inlay of Ebony and Ivory

This red wooden box is inlaid with ivory and ebony. Its vaulted lid is decorated with vertical hieroglyphic lines and geometric designs.

Box / Chest / Casket

Cane with Two Enemies
Cane with Two Enemies

Two of King Tutankhamun's enemies are represented on the cane. The first one is a hairy Asian whose hands, face, and feet are made of ivory to imitate his white skin. The second enemy is an African whose face and limbs are made of ebony that simulates his dark skin.

Stick

Ceremonial Throne of Tutankhamun
Ceremonial Throne of Tutankhamun

This highly decorated throne is one of the masterpieces of King Tutankhamun's treasure, and was found in the room called the "Annexe" in his tomb.

Throne

Chest with Miniature Panoramas
Chest with Miniature Panoramas

A magnificent wooden chest is painted on all its surfaces with hunting and war scenes.

Box / Chest / Casket

Child's Chair of Tutankhamun
Child's Chair of Tutankhamun

This solid chair is an everyday piece of furniture that was found in the room called the "Antechamber" in the tomb of Tutankhamun. It has been suggested that the king used it when he was a child.

Chair

Child's Chair with Antelope Designs
Child's Chair with Antelope Designs

The chair is held together by papyrus thongs. The back and the seat of the chair are caned with papyrus fibers. The sides of the chair are decorated with antelope figures. The legs are animal shaped.

Chair

Child's Spinning Top from the Tomb of Tutankhamun
Child's Spinning Top from the Tomb of Tutankhamun

Here is a wooden, cone-shaped, decorated top, found in the tomb of Tutankhamun. The spinning top was one of the most beloved toys of Egyptian children in ancient and even modern times.

Games and Toys

Child's Spinning Toy
Child's Spinning Toy

The example of a spinning toy is very much the same as children's toys of modern times.

Games and Toys

Collection of Writing Utensils
Collection of Writing Utensils

This collection of writing utensils, used for the preparation of paper and pens, includes a European-style pen case. It was probably left behind by someone from the French Expedition.

Writing Equipment

Comb of King Djer
Comb of King Djer

The wide-toothed comb, which is made of hippopotamus ivory, belonged to King Djer.

Comb

Corselet of Tutankhamun
Corselet of Tutankhamun

This corselet, or vest, is a magnificent piece of jewelry considered to be a royal and official article of clothing.

Corselet

Cosmetic Spoon in the Form of a Fish
Cosmetic Spoon in the Form of a Fish

This spoon, made of ivory, is in the shape of a fish. One of the two faces of the spoon has the exact appearance of Tilapia nilotica, the Bolti fish of the Nile.

Artifact

Cylindrical Ivory Container with Decorated Lid
Cylindrical Ivory Container with Decorated Lid

The cylindrical ivory container is plain, but the lid is decorated. The interior of the container is decorated with a pair of birds of prey attacking ducks.

Box / Chest / Casket

Cylindrical Kohl Stick
Cylindrical Kohl Stick

The small cylindrical stick is used to apply kohl, an eye paint that enhances beauty and protects the eyes. The top of the stick is shaped like a papyrus flower.

Kohl Equipment

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