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.