The golden throne of Tut Ankh Amu


The golden throne of Tut Ankh Amun


The golden throne of Tut Ankh Amun


  • An exclusive article about The golden throne of Tut Ankh Amun.

Tomb Of Tutankhamun 

  • Tut tomb was Known as worldwide tomb, it's nomber is  KV 62.
  • This tomb won wide international fame for its riches, and treasures when it was discovered, as it is considered the only tomb of the ancient Egyptian kings, that was found in all of its contents, and was not stolen by thieves, neither in ancient, nor modern.
  • It was discovered in 1922 by Howard Carter under the ruins of the workers' huts built since the Ramesside era.
  • The tomb of Tutankhamun was originally intended for a member of the royal family, but due to Tutankhamun's sudden death, he was buried there.
  • About 3500 of contents were found distributed in different rooms, giving us an idea about the way of living in the royal palace, follow our website for a detailed explanation of the most prominent collections of the golden king Tutankhamun
  • There is no artist in the world throughout the ages who can Innovate a unique piece of art like the throne of King Tutankhamen other than the ancient Egyptian artist.

Importance of the throne


  • It is unique as it is the only throne chair that has come to us from the Egyptian civilization.
  • It gives a clear idea of the development of art in these early ages from 1400 BC.

Material of the throne of Tut


  • It was made of Mahogany wood, which is the most valuable hardwood in the world.
  • It was covered with pure gold, silver and coloured with semi-precious stones.

Description of footstool

  • The Footstool of the king, on which people have been painted on it, with hands and feet tied from the back, symbolizing the king's enemies, and this was evidence of contempt.

Description of throne of Tut

  • Between the legs of the throne were the sign of Sama-Tawi, which is the lotus flower and the papyrus intertwining in this sign of symbolizing the unification of the north and south of the country.

  • There are two lions places at the front of the arm rests as well as the legs of the chair like a lion paw, this representing protection to the youth king. 
  • The arms of the throne took the shape of a winged serpent wearing double crown.

The golden throne of Tut Ankh Amun

Master scene


  • In the center of the throne, there is a portrait representing love story between the king  and his wife.
  • The king sitting in a relaxed pose, and the queen stands before him while she is perfuming his body with the utmost care and tenderness.
  • This representing the unity and the happy life between the King and the Queen.
  • We could notice that the king is shown wearing only one pair of his sandal, while his wife is shown wearing the other one, this can be explained, as they are sharing life together.

  • The ancient Egyptian artist was creative in the use of silver in depicting clothes as a simulation of white linen.

The golden throne of Tut Ankh Amun

  • As for the face of the young pharaoh, it was colored in the Egyptian tan, with the ingenuity in designing the face that reflects the stage of youth.
  • The head of the king is topped with a crown, the artist excelled in highlighting its delicate details, as we see cobra snakes on alert to kill any enemy approaching the king, and this is a symbol of protection in ancient Egypt.

  • Above them is the sun disk Aton, which spreads golden rays to give life to them.

  • The back of the chair has 3 vertical pillars, the middle is engraved with the name of the queen, and the two outside are engraved with the king's name.
  • Among them there are 4 cobras, with a sun disk above their head.
  • In the background, the papyrus plant is carved, and birds fly over it.

References 

  • https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luxor
  • https://www.uni-heidelberg.de/einrichtungen/iwh/Ramessiden2015.html
  • https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Papyrus
  • https://www.britannica.com/topic/Aton



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