253 FIRST (OUTERMOST) COFFIN
In situ. In sarcophagus, resting upon a bed-like bier (253a),
head towards west. Orientation:
Max. L. 223.5 (7'4"); Max. W. 83.8 (2'9"); Max. H. at feet, 108.5
(3' 6 3/4")
A heavy wooden anthropoid coffin, of Osiride form, covered with
gesso and gilt with thin gold-foil.
Lid = The headdress is of the pleated linen type (suggestive of
the <> (h3t) headdress (cf Lacau, Sarcophages, Pl. LIV, 419.))
which partially covers a ceremonial wig. The ends of the wig are
bare and are represented in high relief falling over the front of
the shoulders. The linen headdress is decorated with a low relief
chevron pattern which radiate to the crown of the head.
Upon the forehead, in the round, are the emblems: the vulture of
Upper Egypt (Nekhbet), the uraeus of Lower Egypt (Uto). The
vulture is covered with thin sheet gold, having a bill of ebony
and eyes of obsidian.