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Carter No.: 021

Handlist description: Painted wooden box

Card/Transcription No.: 021-4

21 Contents (Cont). (4)

4. Contents (cont) evidence of dimensions show that they had been those of a child. So also the glove and archery gauntlet. The linen rolls at the bottom may have been of a child, but measurements impossible. We thus may have the King's complete outfit as a boy. The sandals were man's size, but probably they had no business in this box anyway, any more than the head-rest.

On other hand one belt and one sequin garment had cartouches (Re-kheperu-nub) on them. ? how old was Tutankhamen when he came to the throne.

Treatment of box.. Cleaned with soft brush and benzine: filled up small cracks and blisters with paraffin-wax dissolved in benzine by means of a pipette: sprayed with a solution of celluloid in amylacetate and finally coated box inside and outside with melted paraffin wax.

Card no. 021-4 relating to Carter no. 021
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