2014/03/11

Tutankhamun funerary bed Representing Goddess Mht

The funerary bed of Tutankhamun Representing Goddess “Mht” or “Isis-Mht”   

 Goddess “Isis Mhyt” is a divinity embodying the destructive powers of “Isis” and “Hathor”. Her anger had to be appeased each year to permit regular flooding of the Nile.

 Tutankhamun funerary bed Representing Goddess Mht



This wooden bed is covered with gilded plaster designed to represent two elongated lionesses. The two lionesses represent the goddess Mehet. 


Her eyes are inlaid with rock crystal; the tears and the nose are inlaid with blue glass or faience.

 Tutankhamun funerary bed Representing Goddess Mht



We should mention here the confusion that happened with the names of this goddess and the cow goddess from the first bed.