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 Ankhesenamun and Tutankhamun 

Found in the tomb of Tutankhamun, this is the artwork that is on the backrest of the royal throne. It is an excellent example of the great skill of the ancient craftsmen of the New Kingdom. It features Tutankhamun on the throne with his feet resting on a stool. Ankhesenamun is applying perfumed unguant to her husbands shoulder. Notice she wears the royal red sash and golden uraeus. Although this chair was discovered in Tutankhamun's tomb in the Valley of the Kings at Thebes, it was almost certainly crafted at Amarna. In the background are the rayed hands of the Aten Sun Disc. Another tip is that the names of the King and Queen are executed in heiroglyphs as Tutankhaten and Ankhesenpaaten. Executed in refined Late Amarna style, this is another masterpiece.

Picture Courtesy: Cairo Museum


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