32 (t) Four incense balls.
These were about 2.2 in diam.
Probably made of a paste of gum resin. Burns freely with smoky flame &
gives out pleasant aromatic odour.
Yellowish in colour.
A few tiny fragments from a broken ball were tested in the preliminary way
that alone was possible with such a small amount of material. The material
was of a yellowish-brown colour, brittle, slightly resinous-looking, burned
with a smoky flame and gave out a pleasant aromatic odour. Solubility in
alcohol = 83% approx. and in water after alcohol 21% approx. It was
therefore a gum-resin and hence could not be either Caldanum or Storax;
from the colour it was probably not myrrh and altogether was suggestive of