Plaster Cast of Statue: Tutankhamen
|Artifact Identification||Plaster Cast of Statue: Tutankhamen (1948.01.0031)|
|Period/Date||New Kingdom, 1570 – 1070|
|Dimension 1 (Height)||154.0 cm|
|Dimension 2 (Width)||54.0 cm|
|Dimension 3 (Depth)||41.5 cm|
|Measuring Remarks||This artifact was not weighed due to its location.|
|Munsell Color Information||Blackish Brown (5 Y R 1/1) -ns|
Tutankhamen. Best known today as "King Tut." This pharaoh is remembered for the sensational discovery of his tomb in the 1920's by Howard Carter. His brief reign was cut short by an early death and he was interred hastily in a modest tomb in the Valley of the Kings. Tomb robbers in antiquity had distrubed an outer chamber but the royal burial was intact, the only one ever to have been found so.
Divisions for region taken from: Baines & Málek 1980 Atlas of Ancient Egypt. Oxford: Phaidon.
|Credit Line/Dedication||Lorado Taft Collection|
|Reproduction Information||Original is granite and is located in the Cairo Museum.|