Spectacles fit for a pharaoh

Spectacles fit for a pharaoh
A century ago to this day, Howard Carter opened the tomb of Tutenkhamun. When the dust cleared he saw a trove of ‘wonderful things’. A pair of gold sandals. A small army of servants (in figurine form). Canopic jars of the king's organs enshrined in an alabaster chest.

We’ve made King Tut one more wonderful thing. A pair of spectacles for his mummified head. Complete with eyes of Horus and inlaid brass details.

In Ancient Egyptian culture, the Eye of Horus was used as a sign of prosperity and protection. Its six constituent parts correspond to a human sense, underscoring the primacy of the eye and its connection to the human body as a whole.

Modern studies have shown forms of this ancient correspond to a cross section of the human brain, suggesting an ancient knowledge of anatomy and neurology heretofore unacknowledged.