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Coffinette for the Canopic of Tutankhamun | by Ida.Lively
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Coffinette for the Canopic of Tutankhamun

Tutankhamun’s canopic chest was divided into four hollowed-out sections. Inside each was a small coffinette representing the pharaoh in the form of a mummy and containing his mummified organs. The miniature coffins are of beaten gold. The king’s eyes are inlaid with obsidian and rock crystal, and he wears the nemes head-dress protected by the vulture and cobra. On his chin is the divine beard, around his chest is a broad collar, and in his hands are a separately worked crook and flail.


© Andreas Voegelin, Antikenmuseum Basel und Sammlung Ludwig


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Uploaded on December 28, 2006