253.A. WOODEN BIER
Under outer coffin (253). Resting on bottom of Sarcophagus.
L. 221; W. 85; H. 26.5, cents.
Heavy wooden bed-shaped bier, gesso gilt, having within outer
framework an imitation webbing, resembling much the string mesh
of the Sudanese Angarîb.
On the front two heads of lions, on the back tails of lions; the
legs, in like manner, represent the fore and hind feet of a lion.
The head is of concave form to fit and receive the convex bottom
of the anthropoid outer coffin.
The under part of the imitation mesh webbing is varnished with
Cleaned with warm water & ammonia, consolidated with paraffin