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Carter No.: 028

Handlist description: Doorway of sepulchral hall - plaster on surface

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28 Doorway of Sepulchral Hall - Plaster on surface of

The plaster gave the following results on analysis :-

Sand and insoluble silicates 10.8% Hydrated sulphate of lime (gypsum) 78.2 Oxides of iron and aluminium 5.0 Carbonate of lime etc (by difference) 6.0 (1) Total 100.0

(1) Contains a little unburnt fuel.

The material is a crude natural Egyptian gypsum: it is similar in composition to the plaster of the first doorway, the second doorway and the doorway of the annexe.

From Kew Report (Newberry): See Memoranda. Partition Wall. Beams.

(1) Date Palm Phoenix dactylifera L (2) Pine, either Pinus laricio or P. halepensis (3) A very hard & close-grained wood, probably of a species of Dalbergia from the Sudan. (2) Must have been imported from Syria, or the coast of Asia Minor.

See also Nos. 4, 13 and 171. A. Lucas

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