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Ka / Egypt. Statuette / 1342 BC
Egyptian,
New Kingdom, 18th dynasty,
1342 BC.

Statuette of the royal Ka (protecting divine spirit). Detail.

Red wood, gilded bronze.
From the tomb of Tutankhamen,...
Tomb of Tutankhamun / Frescoe / The Amduat
At the entry to Tutankhamen’s tomb: view of the golden shrine above the sarcophagus
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TUTANKHAMUN: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh
Commemorating the centenary of the discovery that captivated the world, the largest collection of King Tutankhamun's treasures ever to travel out of Egypt will open at the Saatchi Gallery in London for a limited run. The London show is a continuation of the exhibition's world tour and features more than 150 original artefacts from Tutankhamun's tomb, with 60 on their first journey outside Egypt.

The legend of Tutankhamun captured imaginations globally when, in 1922 his tomb was unearthed by British explorer Howard Carter and financier Lord Carnarvon. An instant worldwide sensation, public fascination surrounding the boy king - and the only Ancient Egyptian royal tomb ever found intact - has continued for decades, with exhibitions in 1972 and 2007 drawing record crowds of well over one million visitors in London.

We present here a diverse collection of images illustrating the discovery of the treasure of Tutankhamun, and the context of both the discovery of his tomb and the time of his reign.