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How made of Soild mask?

 
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2004 9:17 am    Post subject: How made of Soild mask? Reply with quote

How they make of Tutankhamun's mask. Soild Gold.
I do know how paper gold. But good question about soild gold... Confused
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2004 5:09 am    Post subject: Re: How made of Soild mask? Reply with quote

ZericsKirog wrote:
How they make of Tutankhamun's mask. Soild Gold.
I do know how paper gold. But good question about soild gold... Confused


Welcome Zerics Kirog to KingTutOne. Cool question you asked. To begin the artist took a thin sheet of gold i believe it was like 1/8th thick. He then beat it even thinner. Then using a mold of Tutankhamun's head he beat the gold sheet over the mold until it assumed the proper shape. Then he began the finishing touches of the mask, the inlays and polishing. Gold is a very soft metal and very easy to work.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2004 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The fine polish on the mask is still a mystery--we can but wonder what was used to give it such a super-fine sheen.
It has been said--I don't know if it's true or not--that when Carter uncover the mask the first time, he used a sable-hair brush to remove dust, and the sable-hair scratched the ultra-fine finish.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2005 2:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I read in a book that i have that funery masks were made of plaster stiffened with gold paint. Correct me if i wrong please Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2005 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're right on the spot, Osiris Wink

However, this was mainly used for those who could not afford the lavish masks.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2005 1:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

well i think they get a mold of tuts head with the pharaoh thing on him and then make another one for the holow part so his head can fit in it they melt it then pour the gold in then when the gold was hard a little to hold a shape they pressed it on then toook it out polished and added the stones and glass to the mask thats how i think they did it so correct me if im adn wrong because im just guessing. Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2005 3:16 am    Post subject: Re: How made of Soild mask? Reply with quote

[quote="Sekhmet"][quote="ZericsKirog"]How they make of Tutankhamun's mask. Soild Gold.
I do know how paper gold. But good question about soild gold... Confused[/quote]

Welcome Zerics Kirog to KingTutOne. Cool question you asked. To begin the artist took a thin sheet of gold i believe it was like 1/8th thick. He then beat it even thinner. Then using a mold of Tutankhamun's head he beat the gold sheet over the mold until it assumed the proper shape. Then he began the finishing touches of the mask, the inlays and polishing. Gold is a very soft metal and very easy to work.

This was posted above, saphira--check it out for the CORRECT way...
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