Painting of the Golden Mask of King Tutenkhamen (King Tut)
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Discovered in 1925, the world famous golden mask of young King Tutankhamen (Tut) lies in the Egyptian National Museum in Cairo, bearing testimony to the advanced craftsmanship and opulence of the Pharaohs. This faithful and oh-so realistic hand painted water color reproduction captures the regal golden look of a unique human heritage.
The beautiful and intricate mask of King Tut was designed in the image of the pharaoh and was intended to assist the king's spirit in its transition to the afterlife by transforming him to a godly state and allowed them to pass safely through the underworld.
The painting faithfully represents the actual mask - the face of the mask is made of smooth, radiant gold (associated with the sun god, Ra) atop of which are bright blue stripes of lapis lazuli with a rearing cobra and a vulture to both protect the pharaoh from harm and also symbolize his absolute power.
Notable rings of lapis lazuli surround the eyes, and the long, golden beard worn by the pharaoh is a symbol of his position as a living god and divine being.
Material: Water Color on Papyrus Paper
Picture Length x Width: 48 x 36 inch
Package size (L x W x H): 38 x 5 x 5 inch (estimate)