Inside the sarcophagus in chamber 1
of the royal tomb, three segments of
an ivory staff were found. Its hollow
top – shaped in the style of an
Egyptian capital – suggests that an
element of perishable material was
attached to it. The archaeologists
first took it for a sceptre, but now it
seems more likely that it served as a
handle of sorts, possibly of a fan.
12.83", 15th/14th century BC