SKU: BODS-101046

High Quality Giclée Print with mount, made exclusively by the Bodleian Libraries Imaging Studio. 

A garland on the royal insignia of cobra and vulture on the coffin’s forehead. Photograph by Harry Burton, February 1925. Burton PO709 © Griffith Institute, University of Oxford.

Inside the shrines, a sarcophagus contained the king's coffins. In this iconic image, Burton created an intimate view of the outer coffin, evoking the stillness and silence of the tomb, with light falling on the king's face. Behind the sarcophagus are the dismantled and wrapped panels of the shrines. The royal forehead is still adorned with a tiny garland of cornflowers and olive leaves. 

It was taken by the renowned archaeological photographer Harry Burton, who was a staff member of the Metropolitan Museum Egyptian Expedition, took a series of photographs, documenting every stage in the process of the excavation.

With it's mount this print will fit a standard A3 frame, which are available from the Bodleian Shop. 

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