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Detail showing the destruction of Asians painted on the box of stuccoed wood

Detail showing the destruction of Asians painted on the box of stuccoed wood


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Filename: 744-73.jpg

Size: 5174 x 4053 (11.7MB)

Date: 27th July 2008

Source: WorldInPrint

Credit: Robert Harding

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Detail showing the destruction of Asians painted on the box of stuccoed wood

Detail showing the destruction of Asians painted on the box of stuccoed wood, 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 Battle Bow And Arrow Boxes Chest Decorated Egyptian Furniture Horse King Painted Paintings Pharaoh Single Object Treasure Tutankhamen Tutankhamun Victory Warfare Wood


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This print showcases a remarkable detail from the tomb of the legendary pharaoh Tutankhamun, discovered in the Valley of the Kings, Thebes, Egypt. The image captures a box made of stuccoed wood adorned with intricate paintings that depict scenes of destruction involving Asians. This ancient artifact offers us a glimpse into the warfare and battles that were part of Egypt's rich history. The wooden box is exquisitely decorated with ornate designs and serves as a treasure trove for historians and art enthusiasts alike. Its historical significance lies not only in its craftsmanship but also in its portrayal of victory through war. A horse-mounted warrior armed with a bow and arrow symbolizes triumph over adversaries. As we delve into this photograph, we are transported back to an era when kings ruled over vast empires, their power extending beyond borders. It reminds us of the complex tapestry woven by ancient civilizations like Egypt, where art served as both documentation and celebration. Robert Harding's photography skillfully captures this single object within its context – an indoor setting filled with other artifacts from Tutankhamun's tomb. The color image brings out every minute detail painted on the wooden surface, allowing viewers to appreciate the mastery behind such artwork. This print invites us to explore not only Egyptian history but also our own fascination with past cultures and their enduring legacies.

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