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Carter No.: 255

Handlist description: Third (innermost) coffin of gold

Card/Transcription No.: 255-02

No 255. Third (Innermost) Coffin of Gold. 2

Headdress On the head Nemmyes headdress, the radiating pleating of which is in relief work and not inlaid as in other cases. Insignia Upon the forehead the royal insignia: right side (south) Nekhbet- vulture, left side (north) Uazet-uraeus of Buto. These are inlaid as follows: - Eyes of vulture, Obsidian, beak, horn-coloured glass (somewhat decomposed); head of uraeus, deep blue faience, eyes inlaid carnelian and gold, front of uraeus, inlaid with quartz (substitute for carnelian), lapis lazuli, turquoise and carnelian coloured glass. Face The eyes and eyebrows inlaid with lapis lazuli-coloured glass, eyeballs opaque white calcite (decomposed), pupils, obsidian. The beard inlaid with lapis lazuli-coloured glass. The ears pierced, holes when discovered being covered with gold foil. Necklaces Attached to the neck are two massive necklaces of disc-shaped beads made of yellow and red gold and dark blue faience; they terminate in clasps of lotus flower form and are inlaid

Card no. 255-02 relating to Carter no. 255
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