Wrapping the body
© Photographic imagery courtesy of SGI
Before being placed inside the cartonnage case, Nesperennub's body was wrapped. This ensured that all the essential parts of the corpse remained together, and it also created the correct appearance of the dead person. Important gods were depicted wrapped in a cloak or shroud and by making the bodies of the dead look similar, the Egyptians intended to show that, after death, they became god-like.