King Tut’s Guardian unveiled at the Farmers Market on August 30, 2018

The Original Farmers Market is debuting its tallest visitor in history – a 32-foot tall, 2-ton replica statue of King Tut’s Guardian, from the KING TUT: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh exhibit at the California Science Center. This supersized replica flanked the sealed the entryway of King Tut’s tomb when it was discovered 1922. The public can come see this statue for the first time next to the iconic Farmers Market Clock Tower from August 30 through Sept. 27 to celebrate Metropolitan Fashion Week.


As part of Metropolitan Fashion Week from Sept. 27 through Oct. 7, designers will showcase one masterpiece gown or costume inspired by KING TUT: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh. The original Guardian stands about six-feet tall. The larger reproduction was recreated in detail to stand guard around the world during the final tour of his treasures.

The completion of the 3-story statue is on display on the morning of Thursday, Aug. 30. Councilman David Ryu, Miss California USA Kelley Johnson, and 160 Hancock Park Elementary School students from third, fourth and fifth grade will be in attendance.


Visitors who post photos with the statue to their social media platforms and enter a sweepstakes to win prizes including exhibition tickets, signed catalogues from world-famous Egyptologist Dr. Zahi Hawass, Original Farmers Market gift certificates and passes to the Metropolitan Fashion Week Closing Gala and Fashion Awards at City Hall.

Photos must be posted to Instagram or Twitter from August 30 to September 27 using #KingTutTour, #Sweepstakes and also tag @farmersmarketla & @kingtuttour. Terms accessible at:

The statue will be located in the Farmers Market Plaza next to the Clock Tower, adjacent to the Fairfax parking lot. Media parking will be validated for the Farmers Market surface parking lot or The Grove parking structure. The Original Farmers Market – 6333 W 3rd St. Los Angeles, CA 90036

Click here to read my review of the King Tut Exhibit featured now at the California Science Center.

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