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Carter No.: 032a

Handlist description: Two vases of alabaster (calcite)

Card/Transcription No.: 032a-2

32 a Alabaster Jars


The material consists of fatty acids, there being approximately equal amounts of stearic acid and palmitic acid with a small amount of another acid of lower molecular weight. The ratio of stearic to palmitic acids suggests Beef Fat.

(Analysis by Dr. R. Thomas, F.I.C.)

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

Card no. 032a-2 relating to Carter no. 032a
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