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High Quality Giclée Print with mount, made exclusively by the Bodleian Libraries Imaging Studio. 

Tutankhamun’s funerary mask. Photograph by Harry Burton, December 1925. Burton P0753 © Griffith Institute, University of Oxford.

On the head of the king's mummified body was a mask of solid gold, richly inlaid, which has become the most iconic object from the tomb. Burton photographed it on a stand without it's beard during the process of conservation, when the surfaces of the king's face and neck were dulled by a coat of paraffin wax, which was also a standard practice for photographing reflective objects. The resulting image shows the subtle modelling of the serene and eternally young face with the distractions of gold. 

It was taken by the renowned archaeological photographer Harry Burton, who was a staff member of the Metropolitan Museum Egyptian Expedition, took a series of photographs, documenting every stage in the process of the excavation.

With it's mount this print will fit a standard A3 frame, which are available from the Bodleian Shop. 

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