Gold Mask of Tutankhamun

This miniature of the gold mask of King Tutankhamun depicts Egypt’s most famous king wearing the nemes headdress decorated with a vulture (symbol of Upper Egypt) and the uraeus or cobra (symbol of Lower Egypt). The mask was found over the head and shoulders of the king’s mummy, designed to protect and identify him in the afterlife. In spite of having ruled for only a short time, Tutankhamun gained lasting fame with the discovery of his tomb (KV 62) in the Valley of the Kings in 1922.

 
   
 

New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty
Original: Gold inlaid with semiprecious stones
Egyptian Museum, Cairo
Model: 15 x 10 x 10 cm
Price: Polyblend 120 LE