The Egyptian Museum, Cairo, Egypt - Mummy Covering



Identity: Hekaemsaf, Chief of the Royal Boats
Material: Stone, Gold, Faience
Period: Late, 26th Dynasty
Reign: Amasis

Height: 145 cm
Width: 46 cm

The mummy of Hekaemsaf was covered by this beautiful garment with a beaten gold mask and a network of gold, lapis lazuli and amazonite beads to which an attached wesekh collar was added. Below it, is a scene in beaten gold representing the goddess Nut kneeling above a column of inscription invoked by the deceased. Four protecting genii of the viscera surround the inscription. The workmanship of the whole garment is remarkable.

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