Legacy of Tutankhamun: Art and History

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American Univ in Cairo Press, 2008 - Art - 240 pages
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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Contents

Akhenatens capital Akhetaten
15
Discovery of the tomb
21
The four shrines chapel chests of Tutankhamun
32
The inner coffin
40
Mummification
48
Ushabtis
56
Ushabti of Tutankhamun with the crown of war
62
Statue of the goddess Sekhmet
68
Two guardian statues of Tutankhamun
80
The goddess Menkaret supporting the mummified king
86
Chairs of Tutankhamun
92
Chair decorated with the god Heh
102
Accessories of the ceremonial chariot
108
Shield
114
Glossary
235
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Statues of King Tutankhamun found in the chests
74

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About the author (2008)

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Dr. Mey Zaki is an associate professor at the Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality Management, Helwan University in Cairo, Egypt.

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