2014/06/06

Tutankhamun Daily Life beds

The Daily Life beds or Ordinary Beds of Tutankhamun

 Tutankhamun Daily Life beds

These beds are referred to as ordinary , conventional or  daily Life bed. They were 4 beds and discovered at the tomb of Tutankhamun maily from the antechamber but one from the annex.


 Tutankhamun Daily Life beds


Tutankhamun Bed represented with God Bes

 Tutankhamun Daily Life beds

 

The Gilded bed of King Tutankhamun

Tutankhamun Daily Life beds 

 


Pomegranate Vase of King Tutankhamun

Vase in the Form of a Pomegranate
 of King Tutankhamun


This painted ivory vase is shaped like a pomegranate. It has a serrated, or saw-toothed, rim and a bulging belly. It once had a floral decoration that is now missing.

A larger pomegranate vase that was made of silver is considered to be the finest metal vessel in Tutankhamun's collection.

Vase in the Form of a Pomegranate of King Tutankhamun

The pomegranate was brought to Egypt from Asia following the campaigns of Tuthmosis the Third. Perhaps, this explains its popularity as a vessel shape during the later years of the Eighteenth Dynasty.

Pectoral with Scarab Identified with God Khepri


The central element of this pectoral is the scarab, identified with the god Khepri, the sun at dawn. Here it is carefully carved in the round in lapis lazuli, with detailed head markings and wing striations, or stripes.

Pectoral with Scarab Identified with God Khepri

It supports a cartouche, carefully inlaid, bearing the praenomen, or first name, of the king with the epithet "Chosen of Re." Between its back legs the beetle holds the Shen sign, inlaid with carnelian, the symbol of universal power.

On the sides of the scarab, uraeus serpents hang down from the cartouche. The bodies are in gold with fine linear markings. This pectoral shows craftsmanship of superb quality on a very small scale.

Tutankhamun Blue Headrest

Blue Glass Headrest of Tutankhamun


This turquoise-blue glass headrest probably was padded with linen to provide support and comfort during sleep. The headrest is fashioned in two halves and joined at the center of the column with a square wooden dowel.

A narrow strip of gold foil covers the joint. It is covered with alternating signs of the Ankh, symbol of long life, and the "Was" scepter, symbol of prosperity and dominion.

Tutankhamun Blue Headrest

Both sides of the column have vertical texts, one with the titles and the other with the names of the king, "the Good God, the Lord of the Two Lands, Neb-khepru-Ra, who gives life like Ra." One corner of the base shows evidence of being restored in ancient times.


Tutankhamun Cartouches

The Names and Titles Of King Tutankhamun

" Tutankhamun Cartouches "

Tutankhamun Cartouches



The Horus Name: Ka-nakht tut-mesut, "Strong bull, fitting of created forms"
Tutankhamun Cartouches

The King's Horus Name The Nebty or He of the Two Ladies' Name: Nefer-hepu segereh-tawy schetep-netjeru nebu, "Dynamic of laws, who calms the Two Lands, who propitiates all the gods" (variant 1: Wer-ah-Amun, "Great of the Palace of Amun; variant 2: neb-er-djer, "...lord of all")

 


The King's Nebty or He of the Two Ladies' Name The Golden Falcon Name: Wetjes-khau sehetep-netjeru, "Who displays the regalia, who propitiates the gods" (variant 1: Heqa-maat schetep-netjeru, "The one who brings together the cosmic order, who propitiates the gods; variant 2: Wetjes-khau-yotef-Re, "Who displays the regalia of his father Re"; variant 3: Wetjes-khau tjes-tawy em..., "Who dsiplays the regalia, who keeps the Two Lands together)
Tutankhamun Cartouches

The King's Golden Falcon Name The Prenomen, which commonly follows the group nesu-bity, "dual king", traditionally rendered "King of upper and Lower Egypt": Nebkheprure, "The lordly manifestation of Re"

 


The King's Prenomen The Nomen, introduced by sa-ra, "Son of Re": Tutankhamun heqa-Iunu-shema, "Living iamge of Amun, ruler of Upper Egyptian Heliopolis (earlier variant: Tutankhaten, "Living image of the Aten")

 Tutankhamun Cartouches