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Tutankhamun's Tomb Innermost Coffin. Digital image. Albertis-window. N.p., 12 June 2012. Web. 16 Nov. 2015.

How did the ancient Egyptians' beliefs influence artistic decisions about the form of Tutankhamun's sarcophagus in the attached image?

A

Ancient Egyptians' belief in reincarnation was the foundation for the sarcophagus' form being of a masculine figure.

B

The ancient Egyptians' religious belief in the afterlife caused the artists to create three sarcophagi for Tutankhamun's mummy to be encased inside of for protection.

C

Due to their beliefs that the Pharaoh was descended from the gods, sarcophagi were made to symbolically represent each pharaoh as a god.

D

Their belief that the Pharaoh represented the gods on earth influenced the decision to add gold and other precious materials to Tutankhamun's sarcophagus.