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Painted ivory plaque from the lid of a coffer showing Tutankhamun and Ankhesenamun in a garden

Painted ivory plaque from the lid of a coffer showing Tutankhamun and Ankhesenamun in a garden


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Size: 4011 x 5226 (5.0MB)

Date: 27th July 2008

Source: WorldInPrint

Credit: Robert Harding

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Painted ivory plaque from the lid of a coffer showing Tutankhamun and Ankhesenamun in a garden

Painted ivory plaque from the lid of a coffer showing Tutankhamun and Ankhesenamun in a garden, the lower frieze shows young women plucking mandrakes, from the tomb of the pharaoh Tutankhamun, discovered in the Valley of the Kings, Thebes, Egypt, North Africa, Africa

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Artefact Artifact Chest Couple Egyptian Furniture Ivory King Pharaoh Queen Royalty Treasure Tutankhamen Tutankhamun Coffer

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This print showcases a remarkable piece of ancient Egyptian art - a painted ivory plaque from the lid of a coffer. The scene depicted on this exquisite artifact takes us back in time to the reign of Pharaoh Tutankhamun and his queen, Ankhesenamun. In this enchanting garden setting, the young royal couple is portrayed amidst lush foliage and blooming flowers. Their regal presence is accentuated by their ornate attire and intricate jewelry. As they stand side by side, Tutankhamun and Ankhesenamun emanate an aura of power and grace. The lower frieze of the plaque reveals another intriguing aspect of ancient Egyptian life - young women plucking mandrakes. This detail adds depth to our understanding of the culture's beliefs and practices surrounding herbal remedies. Discovered in the Valley of the Kings in Thebes, Egypt, this treasure offers us a glimpse into an extraordinary past. Its delicate craftsmanship speaks volumes about the skill and artistry possessed by ancient Egyptian artisans. Robert Harding's photography beautifully captures every minute detail, allowing us to appreciate both the grandeur and subtleties present within this artwork. Whether you are fascinated by history or simply drawn to its aesthetic beauty, this print transports you to a captivating era that continues to captivate our imagination today.

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