A large 15" hammered copper plate rendering a reproduction found Tutankhamun's tomb on back of a chair. The overlay depicts Tutankhamun and his wife, Ankhesenamun, having an intimate moment, his wife touching his arm.
The art work is of the Amarna style, representing a historic pictorial from days gone by during the 18th Dynasty which originated with King Akhenaton(Amenhotep VI), and was known for its realistic representations of daily life.
Hammered silver metal overlay decorates their clothing, jewelry and headdress. The background was oxidized black with a bit of a lighter spotty effect. Portions of the copper left natural highlights the bodies faces, arms and legs. The chair is stylized Egyptian design. The copper disc was originally spun, then the hammered overlay.
There is a heavy triangle swivel hanger an back, ready to mount on a wall. The name Gretchen was written on the back, most likely a previous owner. There are other marks beneath the hanger which appear to be original.
I would like to take a moment to thank Peigi for the information she kindly offered regarding this historical Egyptian illustration. Her passion for this time period gives her a strong desire in sharing and teaching others.
Size: 15-1/2" round.
Condition: Pristine! Fine surface scratches. No dents or dings.
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