mummy case

The bottom of a wooden sarcophagus or mummy coffin. It is anthropoid in shape, curving around the head and shoulders. It is covered with an ochre pigment, which is cracking and chipping all over. There are large sections missing inside, revealing dark wood beneath. It is badly damaged with cracks running the whole length of the base in two places, extending into the top section. There are two pairs of slots on the upper edge for the lid pegs to slot into, two of the pegs remain broken inside the slots. The coffin has fragments of mummy wrappings, wood, dust and pigment inside.

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