256 A. Gold Mask of the King. 1
Covering head and shoulders of the mummy of the King.
Max. Height. 54.0 cms.
Max. Width (across Nemmyes headdress) 39.3 cms.
Length between duct of eye and corner of mouth. 6.4 cms
Width across cheek bones. 14.2 cms
Height of face from temple band to bottom of chin. 15.0 cms.
Gold mask or similitude of the King.
The face with pierced ears (afterwards covered over with gold
foil) has eyes and eyebrows inlaid with lapis lazuli, opaque
white calcite (frequently termed aragonite), and obsidian pupils.
The corners of the white eyeballs are coloured red.
Round the forehead and temples a band (cf. 256, 4P and 4S)
intended to hold in position a <> (NMS) headdress (cf