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April 2, 2012 at 3:10 PM

When King Tut collectors open their closets….

The countdown to the big King Tut show in Seattle marches on: A few weeks back, the Pacific Science Center asked folks with souvenirs from the 1978 show to bring in their stuff for a public display. People brought in vintage statues, glasswear and shirts…even a 22K gold replica of the famous death mask. Naturally, ArtsPage HQ had to ask how THAT came to be. Turns out the owner won it during a Seattle Art Museum raffle back in the day. Note: The memorabilia exhibit, open now, changes every 3 months. The new Tut exhibit arrives in town May 24.

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(Photo of Chris Manojlovic with the gold funerary mask of King Tutankhamun, by Paul Macapia)

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