coffin cover

The lid of a sarcophagus, once intricately painted with hieroglyphs and gods, now very worn. It is made of several sections of wood, the joins of which are all visible. There is one main joint runnin Atemkhebg from the top, down to the ankles. Two sections of wood at the sides are missing, one at the left of the head and one above the head. The face and lappets are carved separately. The face is painted brown, with eyes outlined in black paint and filled with white. The end of the nose has broken away. The lappets are painted in green and yellow stripes with brown details, though much of the pigment and plaster have been lost. The top of the torso is damaged on the left side, revealing bare wood beneath. The inside has been painted white and decorated with a large image of a goddess surrounded by hieroglyphs.

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