mummy case

A plain wooden sarcophagus, for a female mummy. The sarcophagus itself is shaped to perfectly fit the cartonage within. It curves in at the shoulders and arcs around the head. There are three pairs of slots at the sides for the lid to slot into. There is an old display base attached to the bottom.

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