The hands, which were separate from the mask, were sewn to the
outer wrapping, the thread however being decayed: the hands held
the Osiris insignia - the crook and flail - which have suffered
considerably from the humidity, some parts being much
Depending from the hands and from a central winged figure of
Nekhbet were four broad transverse and three broad longitudinal
bands of flexible inlaid gold trappings, of the latter one was
central and one at each side. These bands were sewn to the
wrappings and were entirely covered by the black pitch-like
material of the "libation".
The outer linen wrappings of the mummy from the shoulders to the
ankles were covered by the "libation" and are blackened and
carbonized: the linen covering the feet, although not blackened,
is also in a very fragile and powdery condition.
Both the mask and the mummy itself are stuck to the gold shell of
the coffin (third innermost No 255) by means of the