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dc.coverage.spatialSite: Egyptian Museum (Cairo, Urban, Egypt) JE 60672en_US
dc.coverage.spatialSite: Egyptian Museum (Cairo, Urban, Egypt) JE 60672en_US
dc.coverage.temporalca. 1332-1322 BCE (creation)en_US
dc.creatorunknownen_US
dc.creatorTutankhamenen_US
dc.date-1332--1322en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-23T19:21:49Z
dc.date.available2013-04-23T19:21:49Z
dc.date.issued-1332--1322en_US
dc.identifier210527en_US
dc.identifier.otherarchrefid: 768en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/118552
dc.descriptionFrontal view of the head, detail showing uraeus and nemes headcloth; Tutankhamun [Nebkheperure] (reigned ca. 1332-ca. 1323 BCE)was an ancient Egyptian king of the late 18th Dynasty. His virtually intact Theban tomb (numbered KV 62) was discovered at the Valley of the Kings, in 1922, by Howard Carter. The art of Tutankhamun's reign epitomizes the immediate post-Amarna style. The mask fulfilled the magical function of acting as a substitute for the deceased's head, in case this should be lost. It also identified him with Osiris and Re, besides endowing him with the attributes of various other deities connected with the concept of rebirth. Tutankhamun's solid gold mask (Cairo, Egyptian Museum.), inlaid with lapis lazuli, quartz, cornelian and coloured glass, illustrates the extremely high quality of royal workshop products. Source: Grove Art Online; http://www.groveart.com/ (accessed 1/15/2008)en_US
dc.format.mediumgold inlaid with lapis lazuli; quartz; cornelian and colored glassen_US
dc.rights© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.en_US
dc.subjectdeath or burialen_US
dc.subjectdecorative artsen_US
dc.subjectportraitsen_US
dc.subjectrulers and leadersen_US
dc.subjectTutankhamen, King of Egypten_US
dc.subjectNew Kingdom (Egyptian)en_US
dc.subjectEighteenth Dynastyen_US
dc.titleGold Mask of Tutankhamunen_US
dc.title.alternativeFunerary Mask of Tutankhamunen_US
dc.typeimageen_US
dc.rights.accessLicensed for educational and research use by the MIT community onlyen_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode7A3-EG-C-CM-2-E2en_US
vra.culturalContextEgyptian (ancient)en_US
vra.techniquemetalworkingen_US
vra.worktypesculpture (visual work)en_US
dc.contributor.displayTutankhamen (Egyptian (ancient) patron, reigned ca. 1332-ca. 1323 BCE); unknown (Egyptian (ancient))en_US


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