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alabaster

a variety of hard calcite that is translucent and sometimes banded.

sledge

a strong heavy sled on runners, usually drawn by work animals, and used for transporting loads

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The Canopic Shrine of Tutankhamun
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The Canopic Shrine of Tutankhamun consisted of four miniature mummy-shaped gold sarcophagi in which the embalmed internal organs were preserved. They were inserted in the four compartments of the alabaster canopic chest and were covered with beautiful stoppers in the shape of the king's head.

The chest is embraced at the four corners with raised relief of the protector goddesses: Isis, Nephthys, Sereket, and Neith.

The alabaster chest was kept within a gilded and decorated wooden shrine standing upon a sledge and also protected at each of the four sides by a statue of one of the four goddesses: Isis, Nephthys, Sereket, and Neith.

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Canopic Shrine of Tutankhamun
Canopic Shrine of Tutankhamun

Canopic Chest of Tutankhamun
Canopic Chest of Tutankhamun

Canopic Gold Miniature Coffin of Tutankhamun
Canopic Gold Miniature Coffin of Tutankhamun

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