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Carter No.: 021

Handlist description: Painted wooden box

Card/Transcription No.: 021-2

21. (Cont) (2)

3. Description (Cont.) Ends of lid cartouche, held by winged disc.

4. Contents. The first sight shewed a garment with elaborate bead-mesh decoration, a gilt wooden head rest and a number of sandals. Below there was a confused mass of cloth, elaborately decorated with sequins, interfolded and bunched together. Mixed in which these were more sandals, a glove, two necklaces, and some slippers caps or bags of tiny beadwork. Some of the garments vide inf. were tapestry woven in coloured thread.

The glove and some of the garments were those of a child. All the cloth was in a very rotten condition, so that it was extremely difficult to get any details as to size and shape, or to preserve any pieces of them.

For details of the various objects, see succeeding cards.


Card no. 021-2 relating to Carter no. 021
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