Plaster Cast of Statue: Tutankhamen


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Basic Information

Artifact Identification Plaster Cast of Statue: Tutankhamen   (1948.01.0031)
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Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date New Kingdom, 1570 – 1070
Culture Egyptian

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Height) 154.0 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 54.0 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) 41.5 cm
Weight waived g
Measuring Remarks This artifact was not weighed due to its location.
Materials Plaster
Manufacturing Processes Cast
Munsell Color Information Blackish Brown (5 Y R 1/1) -ns

Research Remarks

Published Description

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.

Description N/A
Comparanda N/A

Divisions for region taken from: Baines & Málek 1980 Atlas of Ancient Egypt. Oxford: Phaidon.

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication Lorado Taft Collection
Reproduction Yes
Reproduction Information Original is granite and is located in the Cairo Museum.

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