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Tutankhamun A Warrior King?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:33 pm    Post subject: KV21a and b Reply with quote

if i remember correctly their incomplete DNA matched with them being daughters of Amenhotep III. So possibly they were two of the daughters that became GRW to their father. With two of their siblings being the paternal grandparents of Tut's daughters and at least one sibling being the foetuses maternal grandfather it's not strange they share DNA with Tut's daughters. Especially as it seems clear that Nefertiti their most likely 4th grandparent was also related to Queen Tiye and her mother Thuya.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2021 1:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lutz wrote:
Ikon wrote:
The skin of the statues is black to represent rebirth, and in this aspect they are associated with the two small statues of Ihy found in the tomb.

The so-called guard statues seem almost identical at first sight. They differ significantly only by their headgear: JE 60707 wears a "nms", JE 60708 wears the "ḫ3t". For the development and meaning of this headgear see in detail ...

Sandra A. Collier : The Crowns of Pharao - Their Devolopment and Significance in Ancient Egyptian Kingship. - [Los Angeles, University of California, PhD, 1996]. - IV: The Cloth Headdresses, pp. 69-94.

Conclusion from pp. 93 - 94 ...

I was saying about this (before getting sidetracked) that the different headdresses (khat and nemes) inform about identities of the two statues.

Your reference notes the differences that support identification of two kings who are involved in a relative relationship.

One is a predecessor and Tuge other is his successor.
One leads and one follows.

The headdresses inform about the relationship.

The nemes is a formal headdress and there are three cases in which the royal nemes is worn.

1. An heir who is about to ascend to the throne or put on his crown
2. A king who is on the throne in his reign
3. A king who is recently deceased (stepped down from the throne)

The khat is an informal headdress.
I recollect having read a note by Hawass that the khat is found in the funerary context.

The khat can therefore be regarded as a headdress that is worn between active kingship where a king is not proximally near to the throne..

The conceptual implications can be found by careful consideration of the headdresses on the two statues.

The only place that a king is not near or on his throne is in death while in line awaiting to be reborn.

--> heir --> king --> dead --> transition --> rebirth (heir) --> ...
--> nms --> nms --> nms --> khat --> nms (in next life) --> ...
--> up --> throne --> down --> between --> (earlier king) --> ...

Each king is in a line of kings that conceptually are proceeding eternally to be reborn too reign again. As such, earlier kings precede them into afterlife.

The king figure who wears a nemes is recently died (stepped down from and just ended reign). The crown just came off his head and they still have on a nemes.

The figure who wears the informal khat is in a relaxed position between a reign in his preceding life and a next reign in prospective life.

If the king figure wears a khat in the tomb then another king (his successor?) is recently deceased behind (after) him. Also, another king (his predecessor) is ahead of his position in line to achieve afterlife.

The two statues in the tomb of Tutankhamun by their headdresses therefore indicate the involvement of three kings of which Tutankhamun is the most recently deceased.

Black color of the statues indicate were already in the duat and are therefore older than Tutankhamun.

One statue figure by relationship of their headdresses precedes the other figure in the conceptual line of kings.

The Gold Mask

The gold mask in the burial chamber wears a nemes to represent a king who is near the throne as one who is recently (stepped down) deceased.

I recognize from several references that Tutankhamun's gold mask represents three figures (in a three-part regency that seems to have resulted because he was a child in care of his mother).

Maternal Authority

I won't delve far into this but "The Contendings of Horus and Seth" indicates that the boy's mother was in full possession and authority over him until he was adult or made king.

In the story, Isis cut off the hands of her son Horus because they belonged to her.

Horus showed his mother that Seth had defiled his hands
Isis (his mother) cut them off effectively to take possession of them (her hands) and remove any shame from Horus.

The hands of Horus, severed, taken off and discarded by Isis were by maternal authority her own hands. That also makes them the hands of a woman.

This indicates that the mother of an heir had full authority over the child.

In fact, Horus at a point in the story became angry and cut off the head of his mother.

This to me clearly is symbolic of his cutting off her authority over him.
She then appears before the Ennead as a headless stone (which represents her loss of authority by that action of Horus).

I relate these to Tutankhamun in that his mother was responsible for him..
Later, her mother assumed responsibility before and until the boy was ready to be king in his own right.

The two females were kings for his benefit whether in his name, that of his father or of their own rights.

Headdresses and Positions

In any case, his gold mask that represents his kingship wears the nemes which indicates a king who is near and recently stepped down from the throne..

His properly two male predecessors (the statues) in context of the tomb wear the nemes and khat because one is nearer to afterlife and the other is between his successor (Tutankhamun) and predecessor.

Tutankhamun has only two male predecessors that are his father and father of his father.

Who do the two statues represent?
Certainly not Tutankhamun..
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