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Head of King Tutankhamen

Unknown1336 B.C. - 1327 B.C.

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Boston, MA, United States

This sandstone head depicts the triangular face and recognizable features of Tutankhamen, whose tomb was discovered almost intact in 1922. In the center of the brow is a socket for the addition of a uraeus serpent, symbol of royalty, in another material. On top of the head is the lower portion of the double crown of Upper and lower Egypt, still preserving traces of the original red pigment.

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