Oriental Institute

Oriental Institute

Oriental Institute
Collection Items 8
II: Buildings and Grounds
Sarcophagus of Tutankhamun. Selket is one of four deities who protected the king’s tomb. The scorpion on her head denotes her power to neutralize the creature’s venom. Tutankhamun’s body rested within a nest of three golden coffins protected by the sarcophagus that she embraces.
Tutankhamen, King of Egypt | Sarcophagi (Coffins) | Goddesses, Egyptian | Funerary art
Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago
Photographic prints; 24.2 x 18.4 cm
1155 E. 58th Street | University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Archival Photographic Files
University of Chicago Library, Special Collections Research Center

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