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A close up on the face of Tutankhamun's death mask.

Tutankhamun Exhibition Highlights from the Saatchi Gallery, London

To mark the centenary of the opening of King Tutankhamun’s tomb in 1922 and the lead up to the opening of the Grand Egyptian Museum in Cairo, a temporary exhibition, ‘Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh’, made up of 150 precious artefacts made a ‘final’ world tour. An extraordinary collection of objects from the Pharaoh’s tomb, 60 of which have never been seen outside of Egypt before. The touring exhibition stopped in Los Angeles, Paris and London, before its itinerary was halted in 2020 due to the global pandemic. The photographs on this page are show the highlights from the London exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery.

The Touring Exhibition

People examining the artefacts on Tutankhamun's mummy.
Visitors looking at the painted solar boat.
Visitors looking at artefacts at the Tutankhamun exhibition in London, 2020.

Highlights of the Touring Exhibition

Gilded wooden fan base.
Three white vases with intricate detailing in a glass case at the Saatchi gallery.
A close up of the detailing around the neck of a vase in the Tutankhamun exhibition.
A white calcite vase with intricate inlay decoration.
A close up of Tutankhamun holding a harpoon standing on a skiff.
A calcite box with floral painted designs.
A box made of ebony and ivory from Tutankhamun's tomb.
Three boomerangs in a glass case.
A wooden gilded Tutankhamun holding a harpoon standing on a wooden skiff.
A close up of Tutankhamun holding a harpoon standing on a skiff.
A tall statue of Tutankhamun in black.
A gilded wooden statue of Ptah.
A dummy of Tutankhamun's mummy covered with the original decorations
A dummy copy of Tutankhamun's mummy covered in original gold decorations.
The gold hands and decorated ba-bird that covered Tutankhamun's mummy.
A golden ankh mirror case, covered in jewels.
A necklace made up of scarab beetles and various semi-precious stones.
A golden decorated crook and flaill.
Two wooden figures covered in hieroglyphics.
A white alabaster cup in the shape of a lotus flower.
A golden hawk with a sun disc on its head.
A coffinette, small replica of the main coffin in which Tutankhamun was laid.
A carved wooden shield that depicts Tutankhamun as a sphinx.
A carved wooden shield that depicts Tutankhamun as a sphinx.

More on Ancient Egypt & Egyptomania

No other ancient civilisation holds our attention around the world today as much as ancient Egypt does. Europe’s fascination with Egypt is almost as old as antiquity itself, and dates back to the ancient Greeks and Alexander’s conquering of Egypt. For centuries now Egyptian artefacts have been sold to private collectors and museums. Consequently, there are now numerous collections of Egyptian antiquities all over the world.

Archaeology Travel Writer

Sarah Nash

Sarah has a Bachelors degree in Philosophy and a Masters degree in Archaeology. Besides an interest in archaeology and history, Sarah is also a travel obsessed bookworm. Given her aim to get her children to be equally interested in history and travel, Sarah started our History with Kids series of articles. Sarah has also written about places and museums to visit in Salisbury and London.

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