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