Played hooky from work today and went and saw the the King Tut exhibt that at LA County Museum of art.
Very cool. It stated with a short video then the lights came on and you saw a wooden torso of the King, right there! The intial exhibts were from Tut's family, his parents, grandparents, ect.
These included: statue of Ththmosis IV and Tiaa; gold funeral mask of Lady Tjyua and one of her gilded coffins. Shabits for everyone (little servent statues). The statue head of Amenhotep IV (Akhenaten) and statues of Nefertiti. There was a chair for a princess and carved calcite jars.
Tut funnery items included: two glided statues of him, one with the Upper Egypt crown and one with the Lower Egypt crown. There was a crock and flail, a golden fan base, gilded statures, carved and inlayed necklaces, his diadem, a gold daggerand a miniature coffin of beaten gold that held some of his orgens. The Famous gold mask WAS NOT there, (bummer). There were wooden models of chairs, boats, and jars. One of my favorites, a calcite cosemetic jar that has a recumbent lion on the lid (tongue hanging out) was there (an old favoite from the last time I saw this, back in 1979!)