Gold Mask of Tutankhamen
  Tutankhamen reigned for a short time in the 18th dynasty, 1347 - 1337 B.C. He was approximately 19 years old when he died. He is notable today for his tomb, which was relatively untouched by tomb robbers, that provided a wealth of Egyptian artifacts of which the gold coffins and mask are magnificent examples.

This mask presents an idealised portrait of the young king. It is of gold, precious stones and glass and is of excellent workmanship. The mask shows the king wearing the nemes headdress, necklace and divine beard.

It was found in the tomb of the king, protecting the head of the mummy and is now in the Cairo Museum.

Tuthmosis III

New Kingdom - XVIII Dynasty 1490 - 1436 B.C.

Tuthmosis III is depicted with youthful vitality, wearing the headcloth of a king.

A magnificent example of the technical skill of ancient Egyptian craftsmen.

Discovered on May 8, 1904 in the cache north of Pylon VII of Amun Temple, Karnak. Now in the Luxor Museum.

Bearer of the Gold of Honour
  A bit about this dude (a Bearer of the Gold of Honour)...
Located in the Luxor Museum.

Anubis Figure
Anubis, a god of the underworld, guides the dead in the next world and watches over them.

Here, Anubis is represented as a black jackal, carved of wood and coated with a resin. The interior of the ears, the scarf and collar are gilded.

Found in the tomb of Tutankhamen. Now located in the Cairo Museum.

  A bit about scribes...

Now located in the Cairo Museum.

Canopic Jars
Canopic Jars held the vital organs of the deceased. The organs (lungs, liver, stomach and intestines) were mummified and entombed along with the dead pharaoh.

This fine set of canopic jars were found in the tomb of Tutankhamen.

Located in the Cairo Museum.


Chief of Sailors - Amose's tomb (el Kab)

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  All images are copyright Peter L Grant 1999. Last changed: 18-Aug-99.