The exhibition is made of more than 150 antiquities that come from the famous tomb of King Tutankhamun, where the king’s secrets were preserved for 3,300 years and where they were discovered by Howard Carter in 1922.
Ritual objects, jewelry, furniture that accompanied the young man Pharaoh during life and after death.
There are only two antiques in the sample that do not come from the tomb of King Tutankhamun or KV62: a beautiful statue made in diorite that shows the god Amon protecting King Tut and have been ceded by the Louvre Museum for this exceptional occasion; and a colossal statue that was usurped by Horemheb and from the temple of Medinet Habu, which has been moved from the Great Egyptian Museum.
It is the second time that the objects of the tomb of the famous pharaoh are exhibited in France.
The first time was in 1967, when a show about King Tutankhamun was presented in Paris. On that occasion the number of objects was less than 50 and some 1,241,000 visitors approached the Petit Palais to discover all the splendor of the treasure and the personality of the Egyptian king.
Now, after spending 52 years, in this new world tour of Tutankhamun, many more objects arrive in Paris than in 1976 and also with the added attraction that more than 60 pieces had never left Egypt, this make this exhibition truly unique.
Here are 55 photographs that show the whole of the sample and some of the most fascinating antiquities exposed.
Sculptures, representations of gods, ritual objects, ornaments of the mummy of the king and insignia of power, but also touching objects linked to the most intimate life of the young pharaoh, such as domestic furniture, his jewels, his shield, a senet game, his gloves…