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A scepter symbolizing Pharaonic authority that was shaped like a shepherd's crook.

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The Innermost Coffin of Tutankhamun
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This is the third and innermost of three mummiform coffins of Tutankhamun. The mummy itself now rests in the outermost mummiform coffin in the tomb at Thebes.

This coffin of solid gold is covered with incised decorations and inscriptions inside and outside, with the names and epitaph of the deceased king and protective texts. It is inlaid with semiprecious stones and colored glass.

The coffin's shape is that of Osiris holding the sacred insignia, the heka scepter and the flail. The vulture and the uraeus, or cobra, protect his forehead. The divine beard is made of gold inlaid with blue glass.

Deities of Upper and Lower Egypt protect the body of the coffin with their wings. The coffin weighs 110.4 kilograms or 243.4 pounds.

Dimensions:  Height 51 cm  Length 187.5 cm  Width 51.3 cm

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Culture:

Pharaonic

Technique:

Chased
  Hammering
  Inlaid

Style:

New Kingdom

Materials:

Glass
  Gold
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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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The Gold Mask of Tutankhamun
The Gold Mask of Tutankhamun

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Tutankhamun

Middle Coffin of Tutankhamun
Middle Coffin of Tutankhamun

Diadem of Tutankhamun
Diadem of Tutankhamun

Trappings of King Tutankhamun's Mummy
Trappings of King Tutankhamun's Mummy

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