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king-tutankhamun-1m-x2m-death-mask-gold-colour-hand-painted-papyrus-made-in-egypt

king-tutankhamun-1m-x2m-death-mask-gold-colour-hand-painted-papyrus-made-in-egypt

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This Genuine Papyrus is grown, made into papyrus scrolls and then hand painted by some of the best Artists in all of Egypt. All Papyrus's comes with a certificate of Authenticity. This is a very unusual painting with the gold and blue.


King Tutankhamun Death Mask

Tutankhamun (alternatively spelled with Tutenkh-, -amen, -amon) was an Egyptian pharaoh of the 18th dynasty (ruled ca. 1332 BC – 1323 BC in the conventional chronology), during the period of Egyptian history known as the New Kingdom. He is popularly referred to as King Tut. His original name, Tutankhaten, means "Living Image of Aten", while Tutankhamun means "Living Image of Amun". In hieroglyphs, the name Tutankhamun was typically written Amen-tut-ankh, because of a scribal custom that placed a divine name at the beginning of a phrase to show appropriate reverence. He is possibly also the Nibhurrereya of the Amarna letters, and likely the 18th dynasty king Rathotis who, according to Manetho, an ancient historian, had reigned for nine years—a figure that conforms with Flavius Josephus's version of Manetho's Epitome.

Tutankhamun was the son of Akhenaten (formerly Amenhotep IV) and one of Akhenaten's sisters,or perhaps one of his cousins. As a prince he was known as Tutankhaten. He ascended to the throne in 1333 BC, at the age of nine or ten, taking the throne name Nebkheperure.

PAPYRUS

Our English word "paper", is derived from the word "papyrus", an Egyptian word that originally meant "that which belongs to the house"

Strips are soaked in water to remove the sugar content, the strips are pounded and the water drained away, after which they are placed side by side, overlapping slightly. A second set of strips are placed at right angles to the first, again overlapping slightly. The raw papyrus sheet is pounded once again, and left under a heavy weight (usually a stone slab) to dry for approximately six days. The remaining sugar within this concoction seals the strips together. Finally, after drying the surface of the sheet is polished to a smooth finish by rubbing (for example, with a shell or a piece of smooth ivory). Though during various periods of Egyptian history, this process could be slightly different, some papyrus continues to be made in a similar manner today.

Size; 194cm(H) x 98cm(L)

This Item is Handcrafted and Made in Egypt.


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