585 continued 2
On the sides and top of lid are hieroglyphic texts - (see note
Unfortunately this well made and intricate chest has suffered
considerably by ill-usage (seemingly) in the hands of the tomb-plunderers. The lid, beautifully hinged, has been forced back and
afterwards banged down on to objects etc. with a result it has
been strained and badly warped by the weight of material
afterwards heaped on it.
The box-like sliding compartments were wrenched open & broken by
impatient hands, their valuable contents taken, the remainder
left topsy turvy in utter confusion some of them partly in &
partly outside the box.
It is also fairly certain that a number of the smaller discarded
objects found scattered in the chamber really came from this
From the contents (see list 585, a-dd) that were found in the
chest it becomes obvious that the chest was made for knick-knacks
of a boy.
To repair the internal sliding-box compartment, which has been
badly broken up, it would require the whole chest to be taken to
pieces as the sliding