2014/05/27

Tutankhamun Winged Scarab Pendant

The Winged Scarab Pendant of Tutankhamun


This golden pendant of cloisonne technique is inlaid with semiprecious stones and colored glass. The central element of the composition is a winged scarab of chalcedony, grasping on one side a lotus and on the other a papyrus flower, flanked by two uraei, or cobras.

Tutankhamun Winged Scarab Pendant

 A gold frame outlines the main composition and supports pendants of lotus flowers, papyrus, and poppy seed heads. A slim solar boat rests upon the front feet of the scarab and carries the Udjat eye of Horus, flanked by two uraei.

The Udjat eye is surmounted by a lunar crescent of gold and a silver disk with images of the gods, Thoth and Re-Horakhty, crowning the central figure of the king.

Vase with Names of Tutankhamun and Ankhesenamun

Vase with Names of Tutankhamun and Ankhesenamun


The upper part of this splendid alabaster vase is decorated with cornices and plants. It is set on a pedestal in a form of a stool. The body of the vase is adorned with three cartouches bearing the name of King Tutankhamun and that of his consort, Queen Ankhesenamun.


The left side bears the figure of a uraeus, or royal cobra, wearing the Red Crown and holding the Was and Shen scepters.

Cup in the Form of Open Lotus and Two Birds


This chalice in the form of a lotus is decorated with a whorl of circles and sepals in low relief. The handle is a lotus flower and bud supporting the symbol of eternal life. The cup bears the names and titles of King Tutankhamun.

Cup in the Form of Open Lotus and Two Birds

The text around the rim expresses wishes for the king to live millions of years and to enjoy great happiness. On each side of the cup there are two birds.