Miniature Coffin of King Tutankhamun


The interior of the alabaster canopic chest of King Tutankhamun was divided into four compartments, each holding a miniature gold coffin containing the viscera of the king, wrapped in bandages.

These mummiform coffins were decorated inside with texts and outside with a feather design inlaid in carnelian and colored glass and the titles of the king. Each coffin was under the protection of one of the Four Sons of Horus. This one was dedicated to Hapi and to Nephthys.

Miniature Coffin of King Tutankhamun
Miniature Coffin of King Tutankhamun. Photo: Sandro Vannini
Miniature Coffin of Tutankhamun
Miniature Coffin of King Tutankhamun. Photo: Sandro Vannini

From the Tomb of Tutankhamun (KV62), Valley of the Kings, West Thebes. Now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo. JE 60688

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