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In 1922 the tomb of Tutankhamun was found by Howard Carter. This sensational find triggered an incredible "Egyptophile wave". In art, literature, in everyday objects, but also in fashion this find found its echo. This overdress made of net tulle is a good example. Egyptian motifs have been embroidered in many hours of handwork. What a job!
On the back of this unique dress, the eye of Horus is embroidered in the shoulder area. The Eye of Horus is a hieroglyph and a powerful symbol of healing power and protection. Two green snakes symbolize the goddess Uto. Uto belongs to the circle of Egyptian gods. She is a king goddess and represents the unity of Egypt. As a royal goddess, Uto protects the king. The central depiction on the dress is probably the pharaoh Tutankhamun, who is hunting with his soldiers. They are hunting with bow and arrow. On the front are two more snakes and two soldiers. Thus, the message of this dress is this: the eye of Horus and the goddess Uto protect the pharaoh on the hunt.
The pointed neckline and sleeves are colorfully embroidered with geometric figures. The hem of the dress is made of a colorful fabric. Front closure with press studs. The overdress is in good condition. It has some small holes in the tulle and a few repaired places. However, the value of the dress is not measured by its state of preservation, but by its historical significance and uniqueness. We have never seen a dress like this before. Actually a museum piece. The decoration is not included.
Length: ~ 120 cm
Chest: ~ 87 cm