Legacy of Tutankhamun: Art and History
The spectacular treasures from the tomb of Tutankhamun have been admired by millions of visitors to museum exhibitions around the world; this book places these masterpieces in the context of Egyptian art history.
In this book, the author shed the light on the history, the art and the Aton religion in Egypt during the period proceeding the reign of Tutankhamun, as well as the impressive discovery of his tomb. This work offers a historical, symbolic and artistic study covering a considerable number of artifacts and masterpieces from the collection of Tutankhamun, the child King.
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Akhenatens capital Akhetaten
Discovery of the tomb
The four shrines chapel chests of Tutankhamun
The inner coffin
Ushabti of Tutankhamun with the crown of war
Statue of the goddess Sekhmet
Two guardian statues of Tutankhamun
The goddess Menkaret supporting the mummified king
Chairs of Tutankhamun
Chair decorated with the god Heh
Accessories of the ceremonial chariot
Statues of King Tutankhamun found in the chests
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