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electrum

Electrum is a natural alloy of gold and silver. Electrum is traditionally described as pale yellow with a greenish tint.

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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.

Dimensions:  Height 78.5 cm  Length 204 cm  Width 68 cm

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Culture:

Pharaonic

Technique:

Sculpted
  Gilded
  Inlaid
  Cloisonne

Style:

New Kingdom

Materials:

Wood
  Gold
  Glass
  Carnelian
  Lapis Lazuli
  Turquoise
Type Type

Type:

Coffin /
Sarcophagus of Humans

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Location: 

Egyptian Museum

Created: 

Valley of the Kings
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Created: 

1333 BC - 1323 BC
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