This replica of Queen Ankhesenamum’s sarcophagus is 6 1/2 feet tall. Inside it contains 14 storage shelves. The cabinet is hand crafted of solid wood with resin details and hand painted in Eqyptian colors with faux gold accents. It can be attached to a wall for added stability.
You can buy Queen Ankhesenamum’s Life-Size Sarcophagus Cabinet for $949 in the Furniture-> Sculptural Furniture department.
Queen Ankhesenamum was the half sister and wife of the famous King Tutankhamen, better known in the western world as King Tut.
Ankhesenamon was the daughter of Akhenaten and Queen Nefertiti. She was originally called Ankhesenpa’aten and was thirteen years old when she became the queen of Tut’ankhamun.
When Tut’ankhamun died, Ankhesenamon took some drastic measures perhaps because she was afraid of the priests and the power of Horemhab, which was growing. Horemhab was stirring up opposition to ‘Amarna and the worship of the god Aten.
Ankhesenamon wrote to the king of the Hittites, King Suppiluliumash, who was an emerging power in the northern Mediterranean. She offered herself and the throne of Egypt to one of his sons. Prince Zannanza set out for Egypt, but was murdered on the border of Egypt. It is probable that he was killed by Horemhab’s military agents.
The man chosen to succeed Tut’ankhamun was Aya, who was master of horse in Thebes. Ankhesenamon was given to Aya as his bride. Some believe that Aya was the father of Queen Nefertiti, which would have made him Ankhesenamon’s grandfather. Together, they assumed the throne before Tut’ankhamun was buried. Aya died in 1319 BC, but Ankhesenamon disappeared before his death. No one knows what happened to her today. She was replaced by Aya’s wife, Tey.
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