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Carter No.: 014

Handlist description: Alabaster (calcite) cup or chalice

Card/Transcription No.: 014-1


14 Alabaster (Calcite) Cup (or Chalice)

Position: Not original (found inside blocking of inner doorway 13).

Dimensions: H. 18cm, diam. 17 cm., w. including side ornaments 30cm.

Description: Bowl of floral form, carved in low relief on exterior to represent the calyx or whorl of sepals and petals of a lotus flower. It is supported by a hollow stem and foot of inverted trumpet shape. Flanking the bowl are buds and flowers of the lotus, in open-work, which spring from the base of the foot, and support neb-signs upon which are symbols hh holding ankhs signifying "eternal life". On the central sepal of the bowl is the following legend: <> and around the tip of bowl is a band of inscription reading from L to R: <>, from R. to L.: <>.

Content: Nil.

Remarks: Intact. Washed with cold water to remove yellowish film deposit: removed patches of brown material from inside and spots of brown material from outside by treatment with xylol.

Card no. 014-1 relating to Carter no. 014
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