Tut-anch-Amun Teddy Bear by Hermann-Coburg
Tut-anch-Amun 22 cm Teddy Bear by Hermann-Coburg by Hermann-Coburg
- excelsior filling
5-times jointed, arms. legs and the head are movable
with triangular HERMANN neckmark in the back of the head
with the green HERMANN hangtag - The bear with the running dog
with certificate of authenticity
Each bear has its own, unique number within the limited edition
- size: 22 cm / 10,63 inch
- Limited Edition in pieces: 1000
The famous discovery of the nearly untouched grave of Tut-anch-Amun by Howard Carter in the year 1922 was celebrated world-wide as sensation. The Pharaoh grave located in the Valley of Kings gave a deep impression about the culture of the old Egypt. A multitude of mythical treasures and cultural objects, which should make it possible for the Pharaoh to live on in accordance with his rank in the beyond, bore witness of the magnificence and art at the court of the Pharaoh during the period of the “New Empire”.
The history of the antique Egypt covers nearly 3000 years. 30 Dynasties lie between the unification of the empire in the year 3150 B.C. and its conquest by “Alexander the Big”. These dynasties belong to several magnificent and well ordered empire periods and some interim periods. The reign of Tut-anch-Amun (1347-1339 B.C.) belongs to the empire period of the “New Empire” (1570-1070 B.C.) and is attached to the 18th Dynasty (about 1350 B.C.)
It was a chain of special circumstances, which raised the sickly child to the throne of Egypt at an age of nine years under the name “Tut-anch-Aton“, that means “Living Picture of the God Aton”. And it was this child, which turned against the heresy of its predecessor, and which inserted again the culture of the traditional highest God “Amun”. So the young Pharaoh became “Tut-anch-Amun”, that means “Living Picture of the God Amun”. To re-establish the divine order and to give back to the highest God the place, which belonged to him, this will remain the only act of glory by the young God-King, because his reign found to its end after only nine years with his death. Therefore Tut-anch-Amun had not become one of the great Pharaohs of the history. Tut-anch-Amun disappeared after a short and not very glorious regency. A difficult political situation his young age and his early death have not allowed it, that the Child-King become a great King. He died in the year nine of his regency at an age of nineteen under misty circumstances.
But nevertheless it was his death, which caused, that Tut-anch-Amun obtained everlasting celebrity. The opening of his tomb on November 27th, 1922 produced all around absolute astonishment, because this grave was the only grave of a King, which had outlasted the times undamaged. When they found the royal mummy of Tut-anch-Amun, his face was covered by a golden death-mask with the lineaments of the Pharaoh. He bore the “Nemes”, a striped head-scarf, which fell to the shoulders. On his forehead raised the both female God Patrons of Egypt, the cobra “Wadjet” of the North and the vulture “Nechbet” of the South. The royal insignias, the crooked staff and the whip, were also added to him.
The exceedingly rich treasures, which were found inside the grave, are today in the possession of the museum of Cairo.
Teddy Bears stuffed with excelsior – a true treasure
Teddy Bears stuffed with excelsior belong to the rarity treasure of the Teddy Bear world and are only rarely offered on the collector’s market today. What used to be the daily work of the Teddy Bear makers in former times, has become a valuable and rare treasure today. Worldwide there are only a handful of experts who are still familiar with the traditonal art of excelsior stuffing. Years of training, muscle strength and an artistic sense for styling are necessary to carry out this very time-consuming work. Only very old and long-standing manufactures have still the knowledge today, how Teddy Bears can be stuffed with excelsior according to old example, so that nowadays excelsior stuffed Teddy Bears are hardly to find.
For almost 100 years, we have cultivated the tradition of stuffing our Teddy Bears with excelsior and we have preserved for us this knowledge untill today. This gives our Teddy Bears their exceptional value and makes them to uncomparable and unique creatures with value-preserving character.
Mohair is made from one of nature`s finest sources for natural fiber, the Angora goat. This special fur is very long and naturally wavy. When sheared (this usually occurs twice a year) it is called mohair. The term "mohair" is derived from the Arabian word "Muhayar" which literally means "the fabric of goat hair". Despite the name similarity there is no relation to the Angora rabbit.
The collection of this noble hair does not require any animals to be harmed!
Angora goats are a delicate animal and are very sensitive to temperature change. This requires a dependable mild climate. Summers not so hot that the meadows dry out and winters not too cold. In the entire world there are only three regions that consistently meet these ideal conditions: Texas, USA, South Africa and Turkey.
The fur of the Angora go at is naturally white, curly and shiny. Its fibers have a remarkable strength when made into a pile fabric. These characteristics together with the noble appearance, silky feel and sheen make mohair one of the finest fibers offered by nature.
HERMANN-Spielwaren, now located in Coburg-Cortendorf / Germany, is one of the oldest still existing Teddybear companies worldwide. Founded 1920 in Neufang near Sonneberg / Thuringia the history goes back to the year 1913, when Max Hermann manufactrued his first Teddybear together with his brother Arthur and his sister Adelheid.
The company is famous for there extraordinary designs, there craftmanship, there exclusive small editions and that each bear, made in Coburg / Germany is a own personality. Each bear is made by highskilled longtime employees, many of them work over 10 years for HERMANN-Spielwaren.
Each wellknown teddybear book features the designs and also the Teddybear magacines are in close contact the the company for new styles. Des Chef-Designer is Ulla Hermann, granddaughter of the founder. Her Teddybears won famous Awards, like the TOBY Industry’s and Public’s Choice Award, the Golden Teddy Award or the TED worldwide Award.
Valuable collector’s item. This product is not a toy in the sence of the toy guideline (2009/48/EC Attachment I, 2 c + d). This product is intended only for adult collectors with an age of 14 years and over.