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IN THE ANTICHAMBER OF
TUTANKHAMEN'S TREASURE HOUSE

Animal motifs predominate in the funerary equipment found in the antechamber of Tutankhamen’s treasure house. The ornamental wooden chest below is decorated with a lively painting of the pharaoh, in a horse-drawn chariot, shooting deadly arrows at his enemies. The stuccoed and gilded funerary couch above is carved to resemble two animals’ bodies; each terminates in the head of a fierce lioness (above right).

From The Pyramids and Sphink by Desmond Stewart