Sunshade of King Tutankhamun

New Kingdom
H 201 cm
This sunshade shows the ancient Egyptian craftsman's creativity and ingenuity. Made of four poles of gilded wood and shaped like a lotus flower, it opens and closes via copper devices and a system of wiring or linen strings that stretch its hanging parts by opening tiny hinges. The framework would have had a textile cover when in use.
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Thutmose III