SKU: BODS-101044

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.

Tutankhamun's inner coffin wrapped in a reddish linen shroud. The coffin's face had been left uncovered in antiquity, with a folded cloth tucked between the head and the middle coffin. Around the neck is an elaborate broad floral collar made up of willow leaves and night shade berries with blue disk beads. The photograph captures the survival of the delicate plants but, as carter later noted, although these at first appeared to be in good condition, they proved so brittle that it turned to dust as it was 

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