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Carter No.: 266

Handlist description: Wooden canopy on sledge with statues of Isis, Nephthys, Neith and Selket

Card/Transcription No.: 266-01


The canopic equipment, stood against the centre of the east wall of the Treasury, includes a wooden canopy supported by four corner posts upon a wooden sledge; under the canopy a wooden shrine-shaped chest and four free-standing wooden statuettes of the tutelary goddesses Isis, Nephthys, Neith and Selket; underneath the chest an alabaster (calcite) shrine-shaped lidded box standing upon a small wooden sledge and housing four jar-like receptacles; in each of the four receptacles a miniature gold coffin containing the viscera of the king preserved mummiform.

The canopy, chest and lidded box faced west.

Card no. 266-01 relating to Carter no. 266
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