National Geographic : 1923 May
504 THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE © New York Times Company TIE HEAD OF ONE OF THE TYPHONIC ANIMALS OF THE ROYAL COUCI FOUND IN THE FIRST CHAMBER OF TUTANKHAMEN'S TOMB It is of carved wood, gilded and painted, the tongue and teeth being of solid ivory. Some archeologists maintain that these couches are of Babylonian origin and were presented to one of Tutankhamen's predecessors. A detail which supports this theory is that the couches are jointed with bronze, as if they had far to travel. No Egyptian craftsmen built furniture in this way.