Reproduction of the backrest of the golden throne of Tutankhamun dated to Dynasty 18 (c. 1336-1327 BC), now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo.


One of the masterpieces of Egyptian art and workmanship, the throne features an evocative image of the young king with his wife, Ankhesenamun, in a floral pavilion. Picked out in a variety of precious metals and gemstones is Tutankhamun, reclining on a throne as Ankhesenamun rubs perfume into his shoulders from the bowl she is carrying.

Tutankhamun and Ankhesenamun in a Floral Pavillion