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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.
 
     
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
    Basin with Boat  
Cosmetic Jar
 
Sunshade
 
Ivory Headrest
     
Thutmose III