Thursday, August 9, 2012

Photo of the day: The panther in the tomb

This gold panther head was, in my opinion, one of the most beautiful items in the King Tut collection. I wish I could remember what its function was... so many pieces on the exhibit had ceremonial purposes, or served some function after death, or were simply functional but gorgeous. This guy had jar lids that were finer and more exquisite than the jewelry possessed by an average person. He was the original King Midas... it seemed that everything he ever touched was turned to gold, and buried with him in his tomb in the Valley of the Kings.

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