Gallery number: 7 – Upper Floor
Period: New Kingdom
Dynasty: 18th Dynasty – Reign of Tutankhamun
Place of discovery: Valley of the Kings – Thebes
Size: Height: 275 cm , Length: 508 cm , Width: 328 cm
Material: Wood, gold leaf
The first shrine almost completely occupied the burial chamber. The outer walls of the first shrine, whose shape evoked that of the pavilion used by the pharaoh during the Jubilee celebration, were decorated with ged pillars, amulets associated with Osiris representing stability, alternating with tit or Isis knots, signs of protection, both of which stood out against a bright blue faïence background. Inside the shrine were passages from the Book of the Dead and the Book of the Celestial Cow.