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Carter No.: 029

Handlist description: Large statue in black and gold

Card/Transcription No.: 029-1

29 Large statue in black and gold. 1.

1. Position

On W. side of the doorway to the sepulchral chamber. Original Position.


Base 99 x 34 x 17

Figure Max. H. 173

W. at shoulders 47. Diam. of waist

Spread of kilt in front 54

3. Description

Wood, completely covered with gesso and black resin.

Flesh parts are of black resin, directly on the wood, except that in places gesso has been added to round off corners.

On remainder of statue - head-dress, kilt, collar and armlets - there was first a thickness of cloth glued to the wood: then a layer of gesso, and finally an overlay of gold.

Card no. 029-1 relating to Carter no. 029
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