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Golden Shrine for Statue

Golden Shrine for a Statue

Wood and gold foil

Height 50.5 cm (19.9 in); width 26.5 cm (10.4 in)

18th Dynasty, reign of Tutankhamun

Thebes, Valley of the Kings

Tomb of Tutankhamun (KV 62)

Carter 108 & 108a

 

A statuette once stood inside this golden shrine. All that remains now are its footprints, carved on an ebony stand.

 

The inscriptions identify the king and queen as beloved of a number of gods.

 

© Kenneth Garrett, National Geographic Society 2005.

 

 

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Uploaded on December 28, 2006