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The Mask was placed directly on the head of the mummy, together with other decorations or trappings such as a golden vertical line of inscriptions and 4 horizontal ones and the golden figure of the Ba bird which was placed on the chest of the mummy, with a big scarab amulet (the heart amulet) inscribed on the other side with Chapter 30B of the Book of the Dead in order to protect the heart of the deceased. 
 
The mask itself is made out of pure gold about 10.23 kg representing the facial features of the king. Tutankhamen is wearing the Nemes headdress, which is striped blue and gold as a sign of association with god Ra (Re’s body was believed to be made out of gold and his hair out of lapis lazuli). 

King Tutankhamun Mask pictures

King Tutankhamun Mask pictures



King Tutankhamun Mask pictures

King Tutankhamun Mask pictures

King Tutankhamun Mask pictures

King Tutankhamun Mask pictures

King Tutankhamun Mask pictures
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The Gold Mask of King Tutankhamun


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