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Carter No.: 021

Handlist description: Painted wooden box

Card/Transcription No.: 021-1

21 (1) Painted wooden box

1. Position: Lying N-S in tomb. Knob end S. Close to statue 22. Must almost certainly have been moved out of position by plunderers.

2. Dimensions: L.61 cm.; W.43 cm.; H.44 cm. Overall.

3. Description:Wooden box with vaulted lid, overlaid with gesso, on

plain feet 6. cm high. At S. end, on lid and end of box,round knobs in diam., to tie by. In addition on box and lid at N. end round holes for cord and seal.

Construction to be noted later.

Decoration: Painted scenes on white background.

Box W. side King slaying Africans. E. side slaying Asiatics.

Ends Two cartouches in centre, supported on either side by king as lion trampling on prisoners.

Lid. W. side King hunting lions.

E. side King hunting antelope and wild donkeys


Card no. 021-1 relating to Carter no. 021
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