Item TAA ii.6.86 - Tutankhamun's outer coffin inside the sarcophagus

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TAA ii.6.86


Tutankhamun's outer coffin inside the sarcophagus


  • 1924-1925 (Creation)

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1 postcard

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(23 April 1869 - 7 August 1949)

Archival history

Formerly with an online postcard dealer in the U.S.A. in August 2023.

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The Griffith Institute purchased the postcard in August 2023.

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  • Postcard
  • Photograph, photographer not known.
  • The photograph was probably taken in early 1923; the postcard's production date is unknown, but it was almost certainly in the 1920s.
  • View showing the lid of Tutankhamun's outer coffin (Carter 253), still in situ inside the King's sarcophagus (Carter 240). This photograph was taken sometime between the sarcophagus lid being raised on 12th February 1924 and the removal of the outer coffin lid on 13th October 1925.
  • This photograph was not taken by Harry Burton.

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Property of the Griffith Institute. No restrictions.

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Copyright Griffith Institute, University of Oxford.

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Archived scan in Griffith Institute.

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  • Acquired with TAA ii.6.72-4, 76-87 (postcards from the same series).

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