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    Posted 3 years ago

    LaurenRedm…
    (110 items)

    This little sarcophagus box was spotted today in a charity shop. Styled in the manner of Tutankhamen's sarcophagus it caught my eye standing upright on a shelf, and in picking it up discovered it's actually a tiny little box lined with black velvet! As a lover of all Egyptian styled pieces, and harking back to a childhood obsession with Egyptian history and art and mummies too of course I took it. It fits in nicely with the other Egyptian style knick-knacks I've picked up over the years. I don't think it's valuable or old or anything, there's no stamps on the base and judging by it's weight seems to be made out of pewter. Cost €2 ($2.33/ £1.76)

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    Comments

    1. Newfld Newfld, 3 years ago
      Beautiful King Tut sarcophagus box, excellent detailing & love the velvet lining. He looks great with your other Egyptian items, I really like the black bird it reminds me of the Maltese falcon
    2. LaurenRedmond LaurenRedmond, 3 years ago
      Thanks Newfld- Ya I think the falcon is supposed to represent Horus's falcon, and can sometimes appear depicted as a man with a falcon's head too?
    3. welzebub, 3 years ago
      Great find... I love this kind of stuff. One of the greatest days of my life was when I got to go see the King Tut tour of artifacts from his tomb in 1978 when I was in my 20's. I was obsessed with archeology as a kid, and my fascination with Egyptology has continued throughout my life.
    4. Caperkid, 3 years ago
      Really cool piece Lauren.
    5. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 3 years ago
      This is really great Lauren!:-)
    6. LaurenRedmond LaurenRedmond, 3 years ago
      Welzebub- that story fascinates me- what an experience! My God mother had a very similar experience- she got to the tombs at Giza and saw the sphinx up close too...that's the kind of thing that stays with you!
    7. LaurenRedmond LaurenRedmond, 3 years ago
      Thanks Caperkid!
    8. LaurenRedmond LaurenRedmond, 3 years ago
      Thanks TassieDevil!
    9. clockerman clockerman, 3 years ago
      Wow. That is really sweet!
    10. LaurenRedmond LaurenRedmond, 3 years ago
      Thanks Clockerman!
    11. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 3 years ago
      I have had several variations of this. Most often they carry a mummy inside. Love Egyptomania !~
    12. LaurenRedmond LaurenRedmond, 3 years ago
      Thanks PhilDMorris, sadly mine is missing the mummy....:(

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