egypt-museum: Second Golden Coffin of Tutankha…


Second Golden Coffin of Tutankhamun

The middle coffin of the three that were originally placed one inside the other in Tutankhamun’s tomb.

It is made of compact wood, covered with sheets of gold and is inlaid with semiprecious stones and multicolored glass. It depicts the mummified figure of Osiris, lord of eternity, with his arms crossed upon his chest and holding his divine insignia, the crook and the flail. The lid of the coffin was fixed in place by little gold-headed nails of electrum, an alloy of silver and gold.

From the Tomb of Tutankhamun (KV62), Valley of the Kings, West Thebes. Now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo. JE 60670

Photo: Sandro Vannini

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