KV 62 (Tutankhamen): Burial chamber J
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Burial chamber J
The burial chamber is situated right (north) of chamber I on an east-west axis, and the floor is almost a meter (3 feet) lower than that of the previous chamber. Magical brick niches were cut into each of the four walls of the chamber. The niches were covered by limestone flakes which were then plastered and painted. The chamber held three hundred objects in addition to four shrines inside of which were the sarcophagus, three coffins, burial mask and mummy of the king. Only this chamber was decorated. The background for the scenes was a golden yellow; the figures are in a non-traditional style. The human figures on every wall except the front (south) are laid out using the twenty-square grid during the Amarna Period. The south wall more closely fits the eighteen-square grid pattern of traditional art.

Chamber plan: Rectangular
Relationship to main tomb axis: Parallel
Chamber layout: Flat floor, no pillars
Floor: One level
Ceiling: Flat

Porter and Moss designation: Sarcophagus chamber
Architectural Features
Magical brick niches
Sarcophagus
Sarcophagus emplacement
Condition
Decoration damaged
Decorated
Damaged structurally
Excavated
Cutting finished
Dimensions
Height: 3.68 m
Width: 6.4 m
Length: 4.14 m
Area: 26.22 m²
Volume: 96.7 m³
Orientation: 88.16° right from chamber I
Recesses
Brick niche, one on each wall
Decoration
Book of the Dead: spell 1 Right (east) wall
Deceased with deities: Anubis, Isis, Hathor, three netherworld deities (removed in fragments when the partition wall was dismantled and appear to have been destroyed in recent flooding) Front (south) wall
Deceased with deities: Tutankhamen, followed by his ka, welcomed into the netherworld by Osiris Rear (north) wall
Deceased with deities: Nut Rear (north) wall
Imydwat: first hour Left (west) wall
Opening of the Mouth ritual: Ay, as a priest, performing the ritual on Tutankhamen Rear (north) wall
Sarcophagus
Extant remains: Box and lid
Sarcophagus form: Shrine of Upper Egypt
Material: Quartzite
Length: 2.75 m
Width: 1.33 m
Height: 1.49 m
Orientation: east
Emplacement: On floor
Comments: The red granite lid, painted yellow, was cracked across its center, and the crack was filled afterwards with gypsum plaster.The sarcophagus was supported by blocks of calcite at each corner. Marianne Eaton-Krauss has shown that the raised relief decoration of the box and the inscriptions were recarved for Tutankhamen, although the identity of the original owner is not preserved.
Decoration:
Deities: Isis, Nephthys, Serqet and Neit Box exterior
Prayers and hymns Box exterior
Winged sun disk Lid exterior
       

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