266, A. 1
The wooden chest under the canopy takes also the form of a
shrine. It has the usual entablature, a pent-like roof, a parapet
of solar uraei surmounting the cornice, and panelled sides. It
stands 136 cms. in height and measures some 90 cms. square at the
base. As its purpose was to conceal the Canopic box, it was made
bottomless and tenoned and morticed to the sledge of the canopy.
Its exterior surfaces are completely overlaid with gesso and
gilded with a thin gold-foil; the interior surfaces are coated
with a black resinous material.
The solar uraei of the parapet, backed with a screen of linen,
are similar in detail to those on the canopy.