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Katja Goebs: The Golden King – Kingship and its paraphernalia in the time of Tutankhamun

Katja Goebs

Katja Goebs: The Golden King – Kingship and its paraphernalia in the time of Tutankhamun

February 10, 2010

Dr. Katja Goebs

Associate Professor, Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, University of Toronto

"The Golden King" is one of the epithets commonly associated with Tutankhamun as it evokes eloquently the famous golden mask and rich tomb treasure of this short-lived pharaoh. Each item in this glorious collection served to underpin a kingship ideology that portrayed the pharaohas son and representative of the sun-god by employing both traditional and innovative motifs.

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