Tutankhamun : The Eternal Splendour of the Boy Pharaoh

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Howard Carter's discovery - the intact royal burial of Tutankhamun - ranks amongst the greatest archaeological triumphs of all time. The boy king's golden funerary mask is perhaps the most celebrated single masterpiece from the ancient world, but his tomb, largely undisturbed when Carter cut through the priestly door-seals in 1922, was filled with a wealth of other less well-known objects, mostly designed for the king's enjoyment in the afterlife. This work contains a vast range of photographs of the treasures discovered in the tomb, and provides a detailed description and explanation of each of the masterpieces displayed.show more

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  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 264 x 358 x 36mm | 2,721.54g
  • I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
  • Tauris Parke
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 400 colour illustrations
  • 1850432791
  • 9781850432791

Table of contents

Tutankhamun and his times - the historical background; the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun; a treasure above all treasures - personal funerary equipment, servant figures, personal ritual objects, ritual furniture and objects, figures of anthropomorphic deities, figures of animal deities, amulets, royal figures, royal regalia, dress and cosmetic objects, jewellery, personal possessions, weapons, boats, furniture and boxes, vesseles and other objects of calcite.show more