King Tutankhamun was the Prince of Egypt until he became the official King of Egypt from 1333 BC to 1324 BC. He was the king at the age of nine and reigned Egypt for 10 years. However, his reign was marked as a successful period in Egypt. He owns power and authority to spear balance and justice in the country. King tut married his half-sister, Ankhesenamen, as it was moral behavior in ancient Egyptian myth. Their marriage was marked as the most remarkable love story in history.
Egyptian hands handcrafted the golden throne of King Tutankhamun. It is made of Mahogany wood. Mahogany wood is the most valuable hardwood in the world, featured by its beauty, durability, and beautiful color. The throne is entirely covered with Gold Leaf. It is hammered Gold into thin sheets by the use of Gold beating hummer to cover the chair. On the four sides of the throne, there are depicted symbolic scenes related to the king. They are hand-decorated by the mother-of-pearl shell, which is a precious kind of decoration emerged in Ancient Egypt in the 16 Dynasty, 3200 B.C during the period of the Tanis Sphinx.
The Golden Throne of King Tutankhamun was found in his tomb that was discovered in 1922 by The British scholar, Howard Carter. His tomb was discovered in the Valley of Kings, complete without being damaged by time or temperature. The king built the throne in 1325 B.C. It was built to be a symbol of the King’s power and authority. The masterpiece is identified by its complex details. It shows historical scenes on the four sides of it.
In the center of the throne, a portrait featuring the love between the king Tutankhamun and his wife. The portrait reveals the young Tutankhamun sitting in a relaxed pose, while his wife Ankhesenamun rubs her husband's shoulder with fragrance essential oils under the light and the warmth of the sun, the blessing from the god Ra. The portrait represents the unity and the happy life between the King and the Queen.
On the two sides of the throne, there are two winged cobras, which are a representation of wisdom and protection. They stand like a protection sign for the King against any evil spirits. The throne arms are out paneled with two lions, which stand as a representation for the king’s power and authority. The legs of the chair and with the lion paws, reflecting might and smartness of the King.
At the back of the throne there sit four sons of Horus, which were known in the ancient history as protection spirits in the afterlife to the king. As well as the Lotus flower, that was a precious symbol of peace and love.