Above the silk was an ivory mask, the spoil of a sarcophagus, which he had found in Seville.
They knelt down, each in turn, before the sarcophagus, and put their lips to it.
We are in the antechamber of the hall where the sarcophagus is bound to be!
The vases contained the viscer of the mummy enclosed in the sarcophagus.
The cover was off, but the painted coffin of the Pharaoh ...