Burial Mask Of King Tutankhamen Photo



Burial mask of King Tutankhamen, Egyptian Museum. Cairo, Egypt, natural history stock photograph, photo id 18497
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This mask of solid gold, beaten and burnished, was placed over the head and shoulders of Tutankhamun's mummy, outside the linen bandages in which the whole body was wrapped. It weighs about twenty - four pounds. Although it is difficult to judge how closely the face represents a true likeness of the king, it is at least an approximation. The rather narrow eyes, the shape of the nose, the fleshy lips, and the cast of the chin are all in agreement with the features visible in his mummy, and the whole countenance is unmistakably youthful. Perhaps it is slightly idealized, but essentially it seems to be a faithful portrait.

Burial mask of King Tutankhamen, Egyptian Museum. Cairo, Egypt

Stock Photo: 18497
Location: Cairo, Egypt
Lat/Long: 30° 02' 50° N, 31° 14' 01° E (Coordinates: 30.84567°, 31.02150°)
Format: Film 2:3
Copyright © Phillip Colla, all rights reserved worldwide.

Keywords: africa, ancient, cairo, egypt, history, north africa


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Updated: November 21, 2017

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