The mask of Tutankhamun (14th century B.C.) at the National Museum, in Cairo. Howard Carter entered the antechamber of the long sought tomb or Tutankhamun in 1922 but it was November 1924 before the antechamber had been cleared and he was able for the first time to peer by candle light into the royal chamber. He was stuck dumb with amazement, he was looking at one of history's greatest archeological finds, everywhere there was the glint of gold. Some time elapsed before the three coffins containing the mummy could be opened. When the third coffin was revealed, it was found to be of solid gold. Within that coffin lay the mummy of the sixteen year old king, the face covered with a mask of superb craftsmanship. That mask, also of solid god, was inlaid with glass and lapis lazuli. This highly detailed sculpture of the Mask of Tutankhamun is made of a bonded alabaster and is made in Italy. This replica is unmatched in quality and material. Comes on a burl wood wooden base for your Egyptian artifact collection. This reproduction is only found here at Statue.com.