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Carter No.: 032

Handlist description: Chest of ivory, ebony, and red wood

Card/Transcription No.: 032-7

32. Box

Fatty material from bottom, evidently originally from one of the alabaster jars found in the box.

The matter consists almost entirely of stearic acid and stearin with no palmitin (or practically none). The material was probably originally castor oil

(analysis by Dr. R. Thomas F.I.C.)

See the Tomb of Tut-ankh-Amen Vol II, Appendix II, p 177.

Card no. 032-7 relating to Carter no. 032
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