The Soul and the Coffin - Tutankhamen
gold alone was deemed good enough to form the actual receptacle
for the King's remains. This innermost coffin is more than six
feet long and is of solid gold a quarter of an inch thick. The
Ba-bird pectoral representing the King's spirit and wearing
a diadem similar to that found upon the mummy itself, is of
chased gold inlaid with turquoise, lapis lazuli and carnelian.