2014/05/17

Tutankhamun Bust Model

 Bust Model of Tutankhamun


Tutankhamun Bust Model


This bust model of Tutankhamun is a unique artifact carved in wood, smoothed with gesso and painted. Gesso is a preparation of plaster and glue used as a surface for painting.

Although the body has minimal details and is without arms, the face is an accurate portrait of the young king who wears a flat crown with a uraeus, or cobra .


Tutankhamun Sandal with Beadwork

Sandals with Beadwork of Tutankhamun


Sandals with Beadwork of Tutankhamun


Nearly a hundred items of footwear were found in the tomb of Tutankhamun, many were stored in boxes with other articles of clothing.

Some of them are made of leather, such as these sandals, which are embellished with beadwork forming charming colored decorations, lotus and papyrus flowers, lozenge shapes and zigzag lines to symbolize water.

Unfortunately, the leather of the lower part of the sandals has deteriorated but these are still among the best preserved leather sandals found in the tomb. The majority is beyond reconstruction.

Tutankamun's Ceremonial Fan

Ceremonial Fan of Tutankhamun



This fan is one of many fans of various styles that were found in the annex of Tutankhamun's tomb, in the treasury and within the shrine. Like the others, it has lost its ostrich feathers. The exception is one small personal fan that was carried by the king himself.

This ceremonial fan of King Tutankhamun has a long handle made of ebony. The handle is in the form of a bunch of papyrus stems ending with the buds; above them there is an open, mature papyrus flower.

Tutankamun's Ceremonial Fan

The top of the fan is beautifully decorated with two cartouches of the king in the center. These are surmounted by the royal winged uraeus and the solar disk flanked by two eyes of Horus for protection. Below that there is a graceful lotus flower.