THE MINATURE GOLD COFFIN FROM THE N. E. RECEPTACLE.
Bears the Neith Dua-mutef formula.
Max. L. 39 cms.
Was closed by the means of twisted linen tied round the neck and ankles.
Made of beaten gold and decorated with coloured glass and carnelian. The glass is of lapis-blue
and turquoise-blue colour, the carnelian has been backed with a red pigment to enhance its
Wears the nemes-headdress, the Nekhebet-Buto insignia on forehead. Holds in the R. hand the
flagellum and in the L. hand the crozier sceptre.
Wears round the neck a double bead necklace and the usekh-collar. The shoulders and upper
part of the body enveloped in the wings of Nekhebet and Buto, the rest of the body being
decorated with feather ornament - the wings of Isis.
The work of the lid does note agree exactly with that of the coffin, neither does the lid fit truly
on to the coffin. They may be the work of two craftsmen working independently upon a given
Upon the soles of the feet is the symbol <>, corresponding to a similar mark upon the lid of
CONTENTS: The ... wrapped in linen mummiform.
L. 22.5 cms., max. diam. 3.85 cms., min. diam. 2.80 cms. (when unwrapped)